Genius Smart Keyboard brings you a solution for the input efficiency. When you have a Genius Smart Keyboard, it will assist you to edit 12 function keys for your habited web app or app functions. This customizable function could meet your daily usage and shorten the input steps with one keystroke. Even could boost your typing efficiency by at least 50% or more on routine repeated tasks!
Genius Mouse brings you a customizable mouse for your habit. From left hand or right hand, from fast move or slow move, from fast click or slow click, Genius mouse is designed to create a mouse which works perfectly for you. By customizing middle click button to Zoom function, you can easily zoom documents and web pages for your great efficiency.
Besides acting as Genius Smart Keyboard and Mouse, Genius GX-Gaming Keyboard and Mouse has advanced physical and customizable features.
The buttons of Genius GX-Gaming Keyboard and mouse can be customized with advanced Macro function to help you play and win gaming easily.
Advanced performance and lighting customization provides you a great and cool Keyboard and Mouse for your gaming experience.
SmartGenius is the Genius Smart Keyboard and Genius mouse engine. It helps you customize your keyboard and mouse and create a personalized keyboard and mouse.
SmartGenius could detect if you are using a Genius Smart Keyboard or Mouse and serves you immediately with the corresponded setting when you are using different applications without any remind or action. Save your time and tedious input on routine repeating tasks.
After SmartGenius installation, you need to restart your computer to make SmartGenius fully functional.
For SmartGenius settings to be automatically applied to the device, SmartGenius will run 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 with App shortcut on dashboard. Also you can launch SmartGenius UI window with following ways:
The SmartGenius App is compatible with computers running OS as:
From hardware perspective, following specification are recommended:
If your computers are not running with specification above, SmartGenius may not work properly as expected.
SmartGenius support following Genius mouse and keyboards:
With SmartGenius, you can customize Genius Keyboard F1-F12 keys with your daily routine functions, which help your increase daily productivity.
You can customize any F1-F12 for your daily routine with following functions:
You can associate each of your frequently used App with different F1-F12 settings. We collect and store these application-specific settings in unique configuration called App profile. When the App is in foreground use, the App profile is applied to Smart Keyboard automatically.
In case you forget the setting, you can launch Genius Key Bar to get Smart Keyboard settings help.
You can customize any F1-F12 keys with a Web Address which you use in daily routine. The Web Address can be an online report, a most visited website URL or most used web app internal functionality.
To customize a key with Web Address, please follow the steps:
You can customize any F1-F12 keys to open a file, to launch an App and even open a file with specific App.
If you just want to open file or launch App, simply select the file or app path. Eg, to open a TODO list file, simply input file path as "C:\\My Documents\MyTodoList.txt"
If you want to open a file with specific App, then make sure input Path as two parts: first part is App path, and second part is File path. Both parts should be double quoted and be separated with spacebar. Eg, to open a TODO list file with Notepad App, input App & File Path as "Notepad.exe" "C:\\My Documents\MyTodoList.txt"
To customize a key with App & File function, please follow the steps:
You can also use this function to simply execute long character output. Eg, you can get complete email footer output with 1 key press.
Most of sub functions or system functions can be finished with composite keys. You can combine multi composite keys together to finish a series of functions with one key press. Eg, you can input multi keys as "Alt, L, W, G " to create a new Gradient Layer on Adobe Photoshop.
You can also use this function to simply execute long character output. Eg, you can get complete email footer output with 1 key press.
To customize a key with Multi Keys function, please follow the steps:
You can simply customize any F1-F12 keys as multimedia key, which save you all costs for a special multimedia keyboard.
To customize a key with Multimedia function, please follow the steps:
You can also customize any F1-F12 keys as other system functions, including invoke Genius Key Bar, switch SmartGenius Profile and other system functions.
To understand more about Profile and Genius Key Bar, please refer to next description.
To customize a key to switch to a specific Profile, please follow the steps:
You can associate different F1-F12 settings for different applications with App Profile. To understand how to manage Profile, please check here for more details.
After you create a profile for an App and make it enabled, then once the App is in foreground use, the App Profile is applied automatically.
If there is no related Profile for the App, then enabled Profile for All Apps are applied automatically.
In case you forget Smart Keyboard settings for one app, you can simply launch Genius Key Bar which can show the Smart Keyboard settings for the App.
To launch Genius Key Bar, you just press keyboard keys Ctrl and ~ together. If your keyboard has Genius Key, plese just press Genius Key. Press same key again, the Genius Key Bar is hidden.
In Genius Key Bar UI, you can click any key icon to execute related function.
SmartGenius can customize your mouse for your habit, so you can create a mouse which can work perfectly for you.
You can customize Genius mouse for left hand or 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.
Most of SmartGenius supported mice have multi DPI levels for customization. You can adjust DPI level based on your screen size and 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 mouse performance settings.
SmartGenius can customize the middle button (scroll button) click behavior. By enabling Enable Zoom as On, the zoom function of middle button is enabled. Pressing, holding and scrolling the middle button, you can zoom in or zoom out when web page view and other document processing.
Besides the customization above, SmartGenius add more for Genius rechargeable mouse. 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.
Genius GX-Gaming devices include GX-Gaming Mouse and GX-Gaming Keyboard. Genius GX-Gaming device has the Genius Smart Keyboard or Genius Mouse functions, while it provides more capability for gaming play.
GX-Gaming Mouse commonly has additional Macro keys, and can be customized to has advanced button, performance and lighting settings.
GX-Gaming Keyboard can configure functions keys with Macro.
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.
To create Macro, please follow the steps:
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.
The created macro can be assigned to mouse and keyboard buttons. Please refer to Set Buttons with Macro function section.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
For Scorpion Series Gaming mouse, you can optimize device Lighting settings.
M Series mouse is designed to have a Wheel light besides the middle click button. 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.
The Logo light in the back of mouse provides cooler user experience with LED display. You can customize the Logo light as your preference.
The Logo light can set as Breath effect or Solid effect. When Logo light is set as Breath effect, then it breath with specified color. When Logo light is set as Solid effect, then it always show one color specified.
After you set Logo Effect as Breath, You can change the breath speed with three different values:
If you set Logo Effect as Breath, you can customize the breath color with 7 predefined colors. You can enable any number of predefined colors for Logo light breathing.
If you set Logo Effect as Solid, you can customize the solid color with any color. Mouse Logo light will keep the color selected.
If you just want to enjoy the performance without light, you can turn off the Logo light in Lighting settings.
SmartGenius can customize Gaming Keyboard as you customize Genius Smart Keyboard. Please check Here for more details.
Besides acting as Smart Keyboard, Gaming Keyboard can also customize keys as Macro function. Please check Here for more details.
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.
As default, SmartGenius predefine a General 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 roles 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. To apply other profile for the Gaming App, please manually enable the profile or set a key function as switching to one profile.
SmartGenius provide three ways to create a profile.
To add profile:
With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with default settings and apply to device immediately. You can start to set buttons etc for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.
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 Profile Center:
With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with optimized settings from Genius Profile Center and apply to device immediately. You can optimize settings for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.
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:
To Import profile:
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.
If a profile is with green icon, then it is enabled. Otherwise it is disabled. You can click the green or grey icon to change the profile status with dropdown list.
You can also change it to Enabled or Disabled by profile menu Set Enabled or Set 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.
Updating your devices with new firmware gives you a lot additional values. SmartGenius provide firmware update capability for part of devices:
You are reminded if there is a new version available for update.
To update your firmware :
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.
To update App when you receive an update reminder:
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.
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.
For Scorpion M series mouse, the repeated options cannot be applied. We will add the support for future versions.
Please try not to move mouse when you are setting DPI for NX-9000BT. If DPI is not applied still, please turn off device and turn on again.
Because Slimstar 8008 and 8006 mouse and keyboard share a receiver, so after refreshing devices, only one is found at a time. Press spacebar or move cursor to wake it up so that SmartGenius can find another device.
We appreciate your usage for SmartGenius App and look forward to provide better service for you.
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"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.