Changing the Model 100's layout to Dvorak, Colemak-dh, or something else.

We've fixed some significant issues with the Model 100's firmware since the factory first programmed your keyboard. The first thing you should do with your new keyboard is to do a full firmware update and factory reset.

NOTE: You should follow these instructions to install Chrysalis and perform the update/reset procedure before changing your keyboard's layout.

Once you have done so, continue with this tutorial.

In order to use our pre-built Dvorak, Colemak, or Colemak-DH layouts for the Model 100, your operating system's keyboard layout needs to be set to US English / QWERTY. While it's possible to configure the Model 100 to use your operating system's translated layouts, it's a more complicated process that will require more extensive customization of your keyboard layout.


Start Chrysalis

Start Chrysalis by clicking on its icon in the Applications folder or the Start Menu

Connect to your keyboard

Select your keyboard and click the "Connect" button.

Open the layout library

Open the keyboard layout library by clicking on the "Backup & Restore" button on the right side of the screen.


Select your new base keyboard layout

From the library on the left side of the screen, select the layout you'd like to use as your primary keyboard layout.

If the layout looks garbled, it's probably because you've told Chrysalis that your operating system's layout is something other than QWERTY. You can correct this on Chrysalis' "Preferences" screen.

Import the layout

If everything looks good, click the "Import" button on the left side of the screen. Chrysalis will confirm that you want to overwrite your keyboard's layout.

Save the layout to your keyboard

Click the "Save Changes" button in the bottom left of Chrysalis' window to save and activate your keyboard's layout.

It's now safe to quit Chrysalis.