The keyboard macro customizable software is completely optional because the K95 is functional without the software. Even macro keys commands can be created and stored onboard without the software. To do so, press the Macro Record button, press a macro, type on the keyboard, then press the Macro Record again to save a command.
The software confers the benefit of a graphic interface with menus, editing macro commands, and advanced commands. The software can be downloaded from the Vengeance K95 product page.
The software interface is laid out in sections. To the left is a visual recreation of the 18 macro keys, in the middle is a column that displays the command sequence of a selected macro key, and tabs that bring up their corresponding options. On the top are redundant profile selectors and backlight brightness setting.Recorded macros can be edited a great deal. Keystrokes can be rearranged, rekeyed, or deleted.Playback Options permits changes to macro repeat parameters. A macro can be repeated a set number of times, repeated constantly while the key is held down, or repeated constantly until turned off with a second macro key press.Delay Options can standardize or randomize delays in the macro command chain.Advanced Options has drop-down menus which include options to insert predefined Windows hotkeys or launch programs. Checking the Hardware Playback box in the bottom left will bring up with warning popup explaining the function.Next to the Close button in the top right are links to driver information, instructions, and Corsair’s website.