QMK has a staggering number of features for building your keyboard. It can take some time to understand all of them and determine which one will achieve your goal.

  • Advanced Keycodes - Change layers, type shifted keys, and more. Go beyond typing simple characters.

  • Audio - Connect a speaker to your keyboard for audio feedback, midi support, and music mode.

  • Auto Shift - Tap for the normal key, hold slightly longer for its shifted state.

  • Backlight - LED lighting support for your keyboard.

  • Bootmagic - Adjust the behavior of your keyboard using hotkeys.

  • Dynamic Macros - Record and playback macros from the keyboard itself.

  • Key Lock - Lock a key in the "down" state.

  • Layouts - Use one keymap with any keyboard that supports your layout.

  • Leader Key - Tap the leader key followed by a sequence to trigger custom behavior.

  • Macros - Send multiple key presses when pressing only one physical key.

  • Mouse keys - Control your mouse pointer from your keyboard.

  • Pointing Device - Framework for connecting your custom pointing device to your keyboard.

  • PS2 Mouse - Driver for connecting a PS/2 mouse directly to your keyboard.

  • RGB Light - RGB lighting for your keyboard.

  • Space Cadet - Use your left/right shift keys to type parenthesis and brackets.

  • Stenography - Put your keyboard into Plover mode for stenography use.

  • Tap Dance - Make a single key do as many things as you want.

  • Terminal - CLI interface to the internals of your keyboard.

  • Thermal Printer - Connect a thermal printer to your keyboard to be able to toggle on a printed log of everything you type.

  • Unicode - Unicode input support.

  • Userspace - Share code between different keymaps and keyboards.