The SkipPad can be configured for different keys pressed and has a multitude of LED modes to choose from. There are two methods to configure these settings. You can access the setup interface through the YTC SkipPad Config Utility or through the COM port in other software like PuTTY or Termite.
No driver is necessary for configuring the SkipPad in Windows 10, but if you are running Windows 7 or 8, please install these drivers using the executables dpinst-amd64.exe for 64bit systems, or dpinst-x86.exe for 32bit systems.
Both methods require setting the SkipPad into Setup Mode.
- Set the SkipPad into Setup Mode by holding any button on the SkipPad while plugging it into the computer.
- Ensure you’re in setup mode by testing if the SkipPad still types. If it does not, it has entered Setup Mode successfully, and you can move to Method 1 or 2 for configuration.
Method 1 (easiest):
Download the newest version of the SkipPad Config Utility.
Run the downloaded file – the connecting window should show up.
Make sure the SkipPad is in the setup mode and click the Connect button. After a few seconds, the app should successfully connect to your keypad and the main configuration window should show up.
Notice: If the SkipPad’s firmware version is too old to function with the app, it will prompt you to flash the newest version. Simply follow the app’s instructions to update the firmware in a few clicks. For more information, see Updating.
The main window has two sections – key mapping and LED settings. Every setting can be configured, and “Save” can be pressed to send them to the keypad. For what each settings does, see the Settings page.
Method 2 (backwards compatible):
Locate which serial port your SkipPad is on through Device Manager > Ports (COM & LPT).
Connect to the COM port mentioned in Device Manager.
Press any key, and the menu should pop up.
When the entered settings are satisfactory, press “0” until the setup menu says “Leaving configuration menu… Ready to use! o/.”
Your keypad should be set up and ready to use.
For what each setting does, see Settings.
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