Product Guide GMMK 2 96%


GMMK 2 (96%)

Getting Started


What's in the Box?

• 1× GMMK 2 (96%) Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

• 1× 6 ft (1.83 m) Braided USB Cable

• 1× Switch Puller Tool

• 1× Keycap Puller Tool

Note: Barebones keyboards do not include switches or keycaps.

Plug & Play

Connect the keyboard to an available USB port and the keyboard will automatically install all necessary drivers.

System Requirements

• Available USB port

• Windows 7+, MacOS, Linux


Glorious CORE

Instructions for downloading Glorious CORE are available at the link below. CORE is not required to use the GMMK 2, but is needed to unlock a fully customizable experience - set keybinds, create custom macros, access more lighting effects, and save personalized keyboard profiles. (Windows OS only)

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Glorious CORE Software Download


The GMMK 2 is fully compatible with QMK Firmware.

Keyboard Layout

The GMMK 2 (96%) layout is similar to a full-size keyboard with some differences:

• 99 keys (ANSI) or 100 keys (ISO)

• 3 × 1u keys to the right of the spacebar for Alt, Fn, and Ctrl

• 1u 0/Ins numpad key to allow space for arrow key cluster

• R1 cluster for Del, Ins, PgUp, and PgDn by default - the function of each can be reassigned using Glorious CORE or QMK just like any other key.

• 1.75u Shift key below the enter key to allow space for arrow key cluster

Top down view of a black GMMK 2 96% keyboard

How to Use

Hotkey Index

Primary Hotkeys

My Computer

FN + F1

Web Browser

FN + F2


FN + F3

Media Player

FN + F4

Previous Track

FN + F5

Next Track

FN + F6


FN + F7


FN + F8


FN + F9

Volume Down

FN + F10

Volume Up

FN + F11

Other Commands

Restore Keyboard to Factory Default Settings

FN + ESC then F1 + F3 + F5

(Hold for 10 Seconds)

Enable/Disable Windows Key

FN + Win

Cycle Profiles


FN + CTRL + [↑]


FN + CTRL + [↓]

Cycle Layers


FN + CTRL + ALT + [↑]


FN + CTRL + ALT + [↓]

RGB LED Commands

Change Lighting Effect


FN + [→]


FN + [←]

Change LED Brightness


FN + [↑]


FN + [↓]

Change Lighting Effect Speed


FN + C


FN + V

Cycle LED Colors

(if applicable for current effect)

FN + X

Cycle Active RGB Zone

FN + Z

How to Build

Changing Switches & Keycaps

The GMMK 2 is a mechanical keyboard featuring hot-swappable sockets. It is recommended to use Glorious switches with your keyboard for optimal compatibility. However, the GMMK 2 is also compatible with a variety of standard keyboard switches, including Cherry, Gateron, and Kailh branded switches.

A detailed how-to for hot-swapping switches and changing keycaps can be found here:

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Switches & Keycaps Guide

Product Specs

GMMK 2 (96%)


Full Size (96%)

99 Keys (ANSI); 100 Keys (ISO)


14.8” x 4.9” x 1.5” (375 x 125 x 37.5 mm)


2.76 lb (1.25 kg)

Typing Angle

6°; 11° (Feet Extended)

Body Material

CNC-Machined Aluminum Top Frame,

Polymer Bottom Case

Mounting Style

Tray Mount

Switch Sockets

5-Pin Hotswap; North-facing


USB-C 2.0

Additional Links


Questions or concerns regarding your Glorious keyboard can be directed to our support team.

Note that Glorious is unable to offer comprehensive support for third party firmware or parts (switches, keycaps, stabilizers, etc.) purchased from other companies.

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Important Notices

• 2-year limited manufacturer warranty

• Warranty does not cover damages resulting from opening the keyboard.

• Keep out of reach of children below the age of 10.

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Product Registration

Registering your product extends the warranty by an additional year (free of charge) on eligible devices. To be eligible, register your device within 365 days of date of purchase.

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