SmartGenius Help

Overview

What is SmartGenius

SmartGenius App can tailor to your usage to create smart keyboard and mouse.

You can use this App to customize your genius devices with different gaming weapons or other most used actions. Also you can optimize device settings with your best preference.

At the same time, we understand that you may want to have different gaming weapons or other most used actions in different application. In this App, you can use profile to set different device settings for different applications. SmartGenius will automatic switch to related application settings when it is running in foreground.

Get Started

After SmartGenius installation, you need to restart your computer to make SmartGenius fully function.

To make SmartGenius settings is applied to your device automatically, SmartGenius is running in the background. After restarting computer, SmartGenius is running in the background. Once your Genius device is plugged in, SmartGenius enable the support for this Genius device.

To configure your devices with SmartGenius, please open SmartGenius UI window with following ways:

  • Windows User
    • Go to system tray (besides notification area of Taskbar) and drag SmartGenius icon into notification area.
    • Windows Tray
    • Double click SmartGenius icon Mac Tray
  • Mac User
    • Go to Menu bar
    • Mac Tray
    • Click SmartGenius icon Mac Tray
    • Click Open
Home UI

Supported Devices

SmartGenius support following Genius mouse and keyboards:

  • GX-Gaming Mouse
    • Scorpion M6-400
    • Scorpion M6-600
    • Scorpion M8-610
    • X-G600
    • Ammox X1-400 latest version
  • GX-Gaming Keyboard
    • Scorpion K10
    • Scorpion K8
    • Scorpion K220
  • Genius Mouse
    • ECO-8015
    • ECO-8100
    • Slimstar 8008
    • Micro Traveler 9000R latest version
    • Micro Traveler 900S latest version
    • NX-9000BT
    • NX-7015 latest version
    • NX-7010 latest version
    • NX-7005 latest version
    • NX-7000 latest version
  • Genius Keyboard
    • Slimstar 8008
    • KB-128

Customize GX-Gaming devices

Gaming weapons provided by SmartGenius

  • Macro for complicated gaming actions
  • System or Application Shortcut
  • Mouse basic functions and DPI switch
  • Launch Applications
  • Website URL
  • Multimedia functions
  • Genius Panel and other system function

Macro Management

Macro is designed to convert complicated or repeated gaming actions with one button press. You can have multi Macros for different gaming actions. SmartGenius provides Create, Edit and Delete functions to manage your Macros.

Macro Management
  • Create Macro
  • To create Macro, please follow the steps:

    • Click Macros menu
    • Click Add button
    • Input Macro Name and Options
    • Choose if to enable Default Delay and update Default Delay value.
    • Click Record button
    • Press Mouse and Keyboard buttons for this Macro content
    • Click Stop button
    • Click Save button
  • Edit and Delete Macro
  • After Macro is created, you can edit Macro properties or update delay for selected Macro. You can even re-record Macro content.

    Click menu Delete for every Macro, you can delete the Macro also.

  • Apply Macro into buttons
  • The created macro can be assigned to mouse and keyboard buttons. Please refer to gaming mouse and keyboard Macro customization section.

Customize Gaming Mouse

  • Buttons
  • Most of Genius gaming mouse include Left button, right button, middle (scroll) button and DPI Switch button. Advanced gaming mouse include some additional buttons for customization.

    You can customize all these buttons to mouse functions, Shortcut or Macro functions. For any mouse, you have to keep one button for left click function.

    GX-Gaming Button
    • Set Buttons with Mouse function
    • Button Function

      Mouse functions include left (single) click, right menu, scroll (middle) click and DPI switch. DPI switch is used to switch mouse DPI to different DPI levels on the fly.

      You can set mouse button to any one of functions. Every mouse have to keep a Left Click function. Some mice may lock one button with DPI switch functions also.

    • Set Buttons with Macro function
    • Button Function

      SmartGenius can set mouse button with Macro function. You can choose one defined Macro, or create a new one. To create new Macro, similar steps should be followed as Macro management.

    • Set Buttons with Shortcut function
    • Button Function

      SmartGenius define a list of Shortcut function of OS system. You can set mouse function as one of predefined Shortcut. You also can create a new Shortcut for OS system or specific Application. To create a new Shortcut:

      • Choose one mouse button from UI
      • Select Shortcut tab
      • Input Shortcut name and Short Key by pressing Shortcut together
      • Click Add button
      • Click OK button
  • Performance
  • GX-Gaming Performance
    • What performance settings to customize
    • Most of GX Gaming mouse support DPI value customization and you can choose which DPI is applied in device. For some of gaming mice, you can adjust DPI levels also with More settings.

      Besides DPI, you can also optimize Pointer Speed, Scroll Speed, Double-Click Speed and USB report rate. Please check Appendix to understand how to optimize these performance settings.

    • How to adjust DPI levels by using advanced Settings of DPI?
    • When playing game or drawing, switching DPI settings of device on the fly will be much helpful for different usage cases. Under Performance category setting of every profile, the DPI show current enabled DPI levels, which can be applied to device DPI button for switching on the fly. If the number of enabled levels or values of every level are not good enough for your usage, you can change the settings by clicking More. Inside the popup window, you can enable with at most 8 DPI levels or at least 1 DPI level for on the fly switching. following are details for how:

      GX-Gaming Performance
      • First, plan for how many DPI levels you want to enable for on the fly switching and what is the value for every DPI level.
      • Second, before the 8 DPI level drop-down boxes, enable those levels which are close to your expected value and disable others.
      • Third, If you want to change the value of one DPI level slightly, clicking the up and down arrow to change the value. Another way is to slide the color block in the bottom slide bar to the expected value.
      • Also, if you want to adjust X-Y direction DPI values differently, you can enable X-Y DPI and adjust the values separately.
  • Lighting
  • For M Series Gaming mouse, you can optimize device Lighting settings.

    GX-Gaming Lighting
    • What is Wheel light
    • M Series mouse is designed to have a Wheel light. Once mouse is plugged in computer, the light is On with different color which maps to the mouse's current DPI level. When you switch DPI levels, the light color is changed accordingly. This feature is especially useful when you switch DPI levels on the fly while gaming. Please refer to the mapping of DPI level and color through section for More settings of DPI?

      If you just want to enjoy the performance without light, you can turn off the Wheel light in Lighting settings of SmartGenius UI.

    • What is Logo Light? What is Breath Speed and Color?
    • Besides Wheel light, the Logo light provides cooler user experience with LED display. Once mouse is plugged in computer, the light is On and start breathing with 7 different colors.

      You can change the breath speed with three different values:

      • Fast
      • Normal
      • Slow

      If you just want to enjoy the performance without light, you can turn off the Logo light in Lighting settings.

      Customize Gaming Keyboard

      • Buttons
      • SmartGenius can customize Keyboard F1 to F12 to your most usage action. With that, you can access your most used preference with one key press.

        After you plug in device, you are asked if you want to enable Genius Smart Keyboard settings. Clicking Yes, Genius Smart Keyboard settings is enabled.

        GX-Gaming Button

        For any key of F1 to F12, you can customize it with your preference.

        • Set Key with Macro function
        • SmartGenius can set Keyboard key with Macro function. You can choose one defined Macro, or create a new one. To create new Macro, similar steps should be followed as Macro management.

        • Set Key with Shortcut
        • SmartGenius define a list of Shortcut function of OS system. You can assign keyboard key with one of predefined Shortcut. You also can create a new Shortcut of OS system or specific Application. To create a new Shortcut:

          • Choose one keyboard F1 to F12 key from UI
          • Select Shortcut tab
          • Input Shortcut name and Short Key by pressing Shortcut together
          • Click Add button
          • Click OK button
        • Set Key with Web URL
        • SmartGenius can assign any Website URL to one keyboard F1 to F12 key. To set Website URL for one key:

          • Choose one keyboard F1 to F12 key from UI
          • Select Web tab
          • Input website alias name and copy website URL
          • Click OK button
        • Set Key as Application launch
        • SmartGenius can assign any Application launch function to one keyboard F1 to F12 key. To set Application launch function for one key:

          • Choose one keyboard F1 to F12 key from UI
          • Select Application tab
          • Select Application path
          • Click OK button
        • Set Key as Multimedia functions
        • SmartGenius can assign multi media functions to one keyboard F1 to F12 key. The multimedia functions include Play/Pause, Previous, Next, Mute, Volume Down and Volume Up.

        • Set Key as Genius Panel and other system function
      • Virtual Keyboard - G-Panel
      • In case you may forget the Smart Keyboard settings, Genius provide G-Panel function which can act as virtual keyboard and show Smart keyboard settings. To check and use Smart keyboard settings:

        • Assign G-Panel function to one of F1-F12 keys or press Ctrl + ~ together.
        • G-Panel is shown in foreground and you can click any of F1-F12 button and related function is executed.
        • To close the the window, click Close icon or press Ctrl + ~ together again.
        Virtual Keyboard - G-Panel

      Customize Genius devices

      Customize Genius Mouse

      Genius Mouse

      SmartGenius can customize Genius mouse for both left and right hand. As default, the Primary Button is set as Left Button for most right hand usage. By selecting Primary Button as Right Button, the mouse is customized for left hand usage.

      SmartGenius can customize the middle button (scroll button) click behavior. By enabling Enable Zoom as On, the zoom function of middle button is enabled. Clicking and holding the scroll button, you can zoom in or zoom out in browser and other Applications.

      Most of SmartGenius supported mice have multi DPI levels for customization. You can adjust DPI level for your preference.

      You can also adjust Pointer speed, Scroll speed and double-click speed for your best fit. Please check Appendix to understand how to optimize these performance settings.

      Besides the customization above, SmartGenius add more for Genius rechargeable mice. When the battery is low, SmartGenius will alert you with a notification and you can check the battery status from the SmartGenius UI. Never worry battery running out to impact your normal work.

      Customize Genius Keyboard

      SmartGenius can customize Keyboard F1 to F12 to your most usage action. With that, you can access your most used preference with one key press.

      After you plug in device, you are asked if you want to enable Genius Smart Keyboard settings. Clicking Yes, Genius Smart Keyboard settings is enabled.

      Genius Keyboard

      For any key of F1 to F12, you can customize it with your preference.

      • Shortcut
      • Website URL
      • App Launch
      • Multimedia Function
      • Genius Panel and other system function

      In case you may forget the Smart Keyboard settings, Genius provide G-Panel function which can act as virtual keyboard and show Smart keyboard settings.

      For details, please refer to Customize Gaming Keyboard section.


      App specific setting - Genius profile

      What is profile

      A profile represents a set of customized settings for a device. A profile is associated with one application or is applied for all applications. The profile settings are applied to device automatically when the associated application is running in foreground.

      A profile can have Enabled or Disabled status. For Enabled profile, the profile will be applied to device automatically when the associated application is running in foreground. For Disabled profile, the profile will not be applied automatically, unless you set it as Enabled.

      Profile Group

      When to create profile

      As default, SmartGenius create a default profile for the device when one device is identified by SmartGenius. You can customize it to your preference for most of application usage.

      If you want have different device settings for one application, you can create a profile for this application only.

      You can create a profile for your most used application, Eg, Excel, and configure some most used actions within this app to some buttons. With this, your productivity is largely improved.

      You can create a profile for your gaming app, Eg, LOL, to customize the device with multi LOL specific technique or usage. You can have one button to finish complicated or repeated gaming actions.

      To represent different settings for different characters in gaming app, You can create multi profiles for one Application, Anyway, only one profile is enabled at a time and the enabled profile is applied when the app is running in foreground.

      SmartGenius provide three ways to create a profile.

      • Add a profile from factory settings
      • Download profile from Genius Cloud
      • Import profile from an exported file

      Add Profile from factory settings

      Profile Add

      To add profile:

      • Open SmartGenius UI
      • Select the device
      • Click Add icon
      • In the profile dialog:

        • Select Application for this profile or choose All Applications in the Most Used Application area
        • Input a name for the profile
        • Click OK

      With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with factory settings and apply to device immediately. You can optimize settings for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.

      Download Profile

      Download Profile

      SmartGenius aim to help you winning gaming and improve your productivity. With that, SmartGenius provide the profile settings for most popular applications so you can start the optimized profile immediately. To enable a profile from Genius cloud:

      • Open SmartGenius UI
      • Select the device
      • Click Download icon
      • Select Profile you are interested and click Detail icon Profile Detail for profile details
      • Click Download button
      • In the profile dialog:

        • Select Application for this profile or select Application All Applications in the Most Used Application area
        • Input a name for the profile
        • Click OK

      With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with optimized settings from Genius cloud and apply to device immediately. You can optimize settings for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.

      Export and Import Profile

      Sometimes you may want to share the profile across different computers or share profile from another same model device. Export and Import profile are designed for such purpose. To export profile:

      • Open SmartGenius UI
      • Select the device
      • Choose the profile you want to export
      • Click Profile menu icon and select Export
      • Save profile to a file

      To Import profile:

      • Open SmartGenius UI
      • Select the device
      • Click Import icon
      • Choose the file exported from system
      • In the profile dialog:

        • Select Application for this profile or choose All Applications in the Most Used Application area
        • Input a name for the profile
        • Click OK

      With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with exported profile settings and apply to device immediately. You can optimize settings for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.

      Profile Status and Edit

      For created profile, you can change it to Enabled or Disabled by profile menu Enable or Disable. If a profile is with green check icon, then it is enabled. If a profile is with black stop icon, then it is disabled.

      You can also change profile name by clicking profile menu Properties.

      If you do not need this profile, choose to delete it with profile menu Delete.


      Firmware Update

      Updating your devices with new firmware gives you a lot additional values. SmartGenius provide firmware update capability for part of devices:

      • Scorpion M6-400
      • Scorpion M6-600
      • Scorpion M6-610
      • Scorpion K10

      You are reminded with following icon if there is a new version available for update.

      Firmware New version

      To update your firmware :

      • Open SmartGenius UI
      • Click About Device button
      • Click Update button
      • Wait the update finish. Please not plug off hardware or close App during update.

      App Update

      Updating your App gives you access to the latest features and improves app stability. You are reminded if there is a new version available for update.

      App New version

      To update App when you receive an update reminder:

      • Open SmartGenius UI
      • Click About menu
      • Click Update button
      • Wait until the update package download is finished, the installation wizard is started automatically. Please not turn off computer or close App during download.
      • Follow the installation wizard and finish new version installation.


      Trouble Shooting

      • I have Genius device plugged in, but it is not shown in the App UI.
      • SmartGenius support part of Genius devices. Please refer to here to check supported list of SmartGenius.

        If your devices are in the support list and you still have problem to work well with SmartGenius, please send us a feedback and include debugging information.

      • Somehow, the settings configured on device cannot work correctly.
      • It can be that SmartGenius App is not syncing with your Genius device. Please check if SmartGenius is running in background first. You can try to plug in your devices again and restart SmartGenius. If it is still not working, please send us a feedback and include debugging information.

      • I have a Scorpion M series mouse. When I set Macro with Options with repeated times and assign it to one of mouse button. When I press the button, I find that the Macro function is not repeated.
      • For Scorpion M series mouse, the repeated options cannot be applied. We will add the support for future versions.


      Feedback

      • When should you use Feedback in App?
      • We appreciate your usage for SmartGenius App and look forward to provide better service for you.

        Feedback

        If you have any questions for SmartGenius App itself and cannot find an answer with this document, please let us know.

        If you have any suggestion to improve SmartGenius, please send a feedback to us. Here is how:

        • Open SmartGenius UI
        • Click Feedback menu
        • Input your feedback as guided. Please put an email address so that we can find you later. We suggest you include the debugging information so we can solve your problem. Please notice that SmartGenius does not collect your privacy information.
      • How to contact Genius back if I have issues for Genius device itself?
      • Genius Website provide multi ways to help you diagnose your device problem or support. Please go to http://www.geniusnet.com/support. By selecting your product for more detailed support information or contact Genius support, you get better support for Genius device itself issue.


      Appendix

      • What is DPI?
      • "DPI" (Dots per inch) is a measurement of how sensitive a mouse is. Higher DPI means greater precision and smoothness for your mouse movement. The higher the DPI setting is, the faster the mouse detects movement and the more intervals you have. This results in smoothness and precision.

        It is not always better to use a higher DPI. You don’t want your mouse cursor to fly all the screen when you browse information line by line. On the other hand, a higher DPI setting helps your mouse detect and respond to smaller movements so you can point at things more accurately. For example, when you play a shooter game with zoomed in sniper rifle, a high DPI could be valuable by allowing you to smoothly aim with small mouse movements. When playing the game without a zoomed in sniper rifle, too high DPI may be too sensitive. For this reason, you can setup different DPI levels for a profile and map a mouse button for on the fly switch.

      • What is Pointer Speed?
      • Pointer Speed is how far you have to move the mouse so that the pointer move a particular distance. A higher speed means that very small movements will shoot the cursor a large distance.

      • What is Scrolling Speed?
      • Scrolling Speed is how much you have to flick the wheel button so that the page vertically moves to a particular position. A higher speed means that less flicking will scroll page up and down to a specific position.

      • What is Double-Click Speed?
      • Double Click is about how long the delay time is between the two clicks. A higher value means that it allows shorter delay time between the two clicks, which means you have to click twice very fast.

      • What is USB Report Rate?
      • Report Rate is how often mouse reports its position to a computer. A higher report rate could decrease the lag that occurs between when you move your mouse and when the movement shows up on your screen. On the other hand, a higher report rate will use more CPU resources as the CPU has to query the mouse for its position more often.