Some FAQ about the Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard

Seeing that the interest in the Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard is huge, it's only natural that we get a lot of questions daily. That's why we decided to answer some of the most common questions in this article.

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Dec 30 2018

The Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard is one of our most popular products and there are good reasons for it. It's a keyboard that lets you change switches and keycaps "on the go". It also has a minimalist design that many find irresistible. Last but not least, it lets you play with the RGB settings and create a Glorious glowing effect.

So, seeing that the interest in the GMMK is huge, it's only natural that we get a lot of questions daily. That's why we decided to answer some of the most common ones in this article.

Can I buy the Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard without switches and keycaps?

You can! Choose the "customized" option and select "none" for both keycaps and switches. This way, you will only get the board and nothing else. :)

Is the GMMK cable removable?

Only the TKL and Compact variant of the GMMK come with a removable micro-USB cable. The full-size one has a non-removable braided USB cable.

Can the GMMK be used with Cherry MX switches?

Yes. Even though we sell Gateron and Kailh switches (Cherry clones) on our website, the GMMK was designed with Cherry MX in mind. So all switches that are considered identical or similar alternatives should work without a problem.

Which switches do you recommend? Gateron or Kailh?

We suggest you check out this article. It will help you decide which switches to get. The article can take you to Gateron's and Kailh's respective color guides as well.

What other switches can be purchased for the GMMK?

Here's what you need to know about compatible switches for the GMMK.

Can I use other keycaps than the ones you sell on your website?

Yes. Most keycaps will work without any problems. Just make sure they got the standard layout and standard bottom row.

Is it difficult to replace switches and keycaps?

It's actually incredibly easy. The GMMK comes with all the tools you need to do this, as well as the instructions. Plus, there are always YouTube videos that can help you.

Is the GMMK compatible with Mac?

While you cannot install the GMMK software on a Mac, you can still use the GMMK and its basic features. Check this manual for keyboard shortcuts that may come in handy.

The scroll lock LED doesn't work. Can I get a refund?

This is a common misconception. We don't have a scroll lock LED on our keyboard. We replaced it with Windows lock. Press FN + Win to lock/unlock the Win key on your keyboard. Locking the Win button will activate the Win Lock LED. 

The GMMK software doesn't start. Is it broken?

Based on customer feedback, in more than 90% of the cases, you should run it as an administrator and make sure you've created an exception in Windows Firewall.

Do I need to order the cool red "ASCEND" key separately?

No. The GMMK you order will always come with an extra ASCEND key, as well as the original "ESC" key.