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Common Questions

Are Razer keypads a genre-specific keypad?

Razer keypads can be used for any genre. Be it FPS, MOBA, or MMORPG, the keypad allows you to customize it to suit your needs.

The greatest benefit would be to World of Warcraft players. Using the in-game configurator, you do not need to minimize your game to create or change your key binds.

What does the thumb-pad do? And how do the other buttons on the Razer keypad function?

By default, the multi-directional thumb-pad is used for navigation and the button placements above and below the thumb-pad are mapped to ‘alt’ and ‘spacebar’ respectively. All three buttons can be customized to your own key bindings and macros.

Can the Razer keypad be used by people with extra-large or extra-small hands?

Yes, Razer keypads feature an adjustable wrist rest which can be suited to any hand size possible.

What are the key differences between the previous Belkin N52te Speedpad (powered by Razer) and the new Razer Nostromo gaming keypad? 

The new Razer Nostromo boasts several enhancements over its predecessor, the Belkin n52te (powered by Razer), including the ability to switch instantly between eight keymaps (up from three), and the flexibility of storing up to twenty gaming profiles from the previous limit of ten. Gamers can now also take advantage of the new onboard chipset (replacing Synapse) and software driver that puts aside all previous programming limitations, as the new Razer Nostromo enables gamers to effortlessly program sophisticated macros of unlimited length. This all-new configurator software for the Razer Nostromo comes with an improved user-friendly interface that belies its advanced macro programming capabilities, allowing gamers to conveniently customize all the buttons with any game command to open up a massive repertoire of commands and combinations right under their fingertips.

What do the keys on the Razer keypad represent? How can I change them to my preference?

The default key mapping on Razer keypads is of the left side of a standard keyboard. The keys can be mapped to your preference with the help of Razer Synapse.


How do I clean my Razer Nostromo?

The overall finish can be cleaned with wipes generally used for cleaning your computer monitor or sunglasses. Ensure that the surface is free of large dust particles or debris before wiping the surface with any product. Wiping debris into the surface can lead to minor scratches on the surface of the unit.

If you wish to clean under the key caps, Razer suggests holding the unit upside down and/or using compressed air from a can. We do not recommend removing the keycaps from your mechanical switches.

We suggest unplugging the device from your computer before cleaning.

Note: Under no circumstances should you ever submerge the keyboard in any type of liquid. Submerging the keyboard in any liquid will void the warranty on your keyboard.


How do I download the Configurator for the Razer Nostromo?

The Configurator is bundled with the drivers for the Razer Nostromo. Simply download and install Synapse 2 to get access to the Configurator.

What is a keymap?

A keymap is a temporary switch of button assignments within a profile. The switch needs to be triggered by pressing a keymap switch button and can either change the keymap only while you hold that designated keymap switch button or cycle through keymaps every time you press the keymap switch button.

Note that while a profile stores information such as dpi or lighting, a keymap purely deals with button assignments.

How many keymaps and profiles can I save for my Razer keypad?

You can save unlimited gaming profiles for your Razer keypad; in addition, there are up to eight keymaps per profile available. You can switch between them on-the-fly during gameplay without accessing the driver software. The keymap LED indicator will light up to show which keymap is currently active.

Can I bind modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt) on a Razer keypad?

Yes, you can bind modifier keys (and its key combinations) on Razer keypads and use them in conjunction with other keys to actuate unique commands.

Can I use the n52te drivers with the Razer Nostromo?

No, the drivers for the Razer Nostromo and the n52te are not interchangeable. You must use the correct driver for the product you are using.

How do I change the Razer keypad's Joystick button functionality within Synapse on my Mac?

The Joystick Function is only supported on Windows OS and is not compatible with Mac systems.

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