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Macro configuration

DeepDeck can map several keys to one. Commands like ctrl+c or ctrl+alt+del can be mapped into one single action, a macro.

The configuration of the macros is in keymap.c.

Adding a Macro

Defining a macro consists of 3 steps:

  1. Name the macro
  2. Define the keys that contain
  3. Use the macro.

Name the macro

In the array custom_macros you can add the new macro. The order of the macro should be the same as the next step. Just to be sure, add your new macro at the end of the list.

enum custom_macros {
    KC_CTRLALT = MACRO_BASE_VAL,  //Ubuntu windows manager (change workspace)
    KC_CTRLALTSHIFT,              //Ubuntu windows manager (move windows)
    KC_APP_SHUTTER,               //Shutter
    KC_APP_TERMINAL,             //Terminal
    KC_ALT_TAB,                  //Alt Tab
    KC_ALT_SHIFT_TAB,            //Alt Shift Tab
    KC_APP_CHROME_NTAB,            //Chrome - Next tab
    KC_APP_CHROME_PTAB,            //Chrome - Prev tab
    KC_APP_CHROME_NEW_TAB,            //Chrome - New window
    KC_APP_CHROME_NEW_WINDOW,            //Chrome - New window
    KC_APP_CHROME_N_INC_WINDOW,       //Chrome - New incognito window
    KC_APP_CHROME_CLOSE_TAB,           //Chrome - Close tab
    KC_APP_WINDOWPUT_LINUX_K        // Windows plugin call windowput to move windows to certain parts. use this plus arrows.

Define the macro

Add a new item to the macros list. This list is defined by the number of available macros MACROS_NUM and the length of a macro MACRO_LEN. You can change these definitions in keyboard_config.h.

If the macro length is less than MACRO_LEN, you have to use the definition KC_NO to let the program know the macro is over.

/*define what the macros do
 * important- make sure you put the macros in the same order as their enumeration
uint16_t macros[MACROS_NUM][MACRO_LEN] = {
        // KC_CTR + ALT - //Ubuntu windows manager (change workspace)
        { KC_LCTRL, KC_LALT, KC_NO },
        // KC_CTR + ALT + Shift - Ubuntu windows manager (move windows)
        { KC_LALT, KC_LSHIFT, KC_S, KC_NO },
        { KC_LCTRL, KC_LALT, KC_T, KC_NO}, 
        //alt + Tab
        { KC_LALT, KC_TAB, KC_NO}, 
        //alt + Shift + Tab
        { KC_LALT, KC_LSHIFT, KC_TAB, KC_NO}, 
        //Chrome - Next tab
        { KC_LCTRL, KC_TAB, KC_NO}, 
        //Chrome - Prev tab
        //Chrome - New tab
        { KC_LCTRL, KC_T, KC_NO}, 
        //Chrome - New Window
        { KC_LCTRL, KC_N, KC_NO}, 
        //Chrome - New incognito window
        { KC_LCTRL, KC_LSHIFT, KC_N, KC_NO}, 
        //Chrome - Close tab
        { KC_LCTRL, KC_W, KC_NO}, 
        //Linux - WindowPut plugin - MosaicWindow
        { KC_LGUI, KC_LALT, KC_NO}, 

Use the macro

Now you can integrate the macro (with the name defined in the custom_macro list) on the layers or the knobs.