Ducky One 3 Mini DKON2161ST Mechanical Keyboard User Manual
Ducky One 3 Mini DKON2161ST Mechanical Keyboard

Specifications

  • Type:Mechanical keyboard
  • LED:RGB LED
  • Keycap material:PBT or ABS
  • Printing method:Double-shotor Laser Engraved
  • Origin of Production:Taiwan
  • Size:310 x 110 x 40 mm
  • Weight:650g

Features

  • Hot-swappable Kailh sockets
  • Various RGB LED lighting modes
  • True USB Type-C interface, compatible with all Type-C devices
  • Mouse functions for a convenient experience
  • Miniature yet packed with features
  • Supports Ducky Macro through hardware. Personalize functions as you like
  • Products with PBT Double-shot Seamless keycaps, providing the perfectly exceptional typing experience

Standard Layer

Keyboard configuration diagram, US layout used as example
Fn Layer

Keyboard Layout

Fn Layer
Keyboard Layout
Fn + Alt Layer
Keyboard Layout

RGB Backlit Modes

Fn + Alt + T First mode: Wave mode (Default) Setting Seventh mode: Halo mode
Second mode: Color Cycle mode Setting Eighth mode: Breathe mode
Third mode: Rain Drop mode Setting Ninth mode: 100% Full Backlit mode
Fourth mode: Ripple mode Setting Tenth mode: Radar mode
Fifth mode: Rainbow Reactive mode Eleventh mode: Backlit OFF
Setting Sixth mode: Reactive mode
  • All above modes can be adjusted with the following key sequence:
    • Fn + Alt + /:Decrease speed
    • Fn + Alt + ,:Increase speed
  • Hold Fn + Alt + T for 3 seconds to turn off all backlit (including CM1 and CM2).
  • Only the backlit modes with Setting can be adjusted using the following:
    • Fn + Alt + Z:Adjust color red (R) brightness. 10 Levels.
    • Fn + Alt + X:Adjust color green (G) brightness. 10 Levels.
    • Fn + Alt + C:Adjust color blue (B) brightness. 10 Levels.
    • Fn + Alt + V:Erase red, green and blue color setting.
    • Fn + Alt + Spacebar (Color palette):Activate color palette to display various colors on each key, press on the desired color, all the keys will automatically change to match.

RGB LED Zone Customization Modes

Fn + Alt + G

CM1 cycle:

First step: Turn on user’s customized zone and color.

Second step: Turn on user’s customized zone and color in breathe mode. Third step: Turn off CM1.

Fn + Alt + B

CM2 cycle:

First step: Turn on user’s customized zone and color.

Second step: Turn on user’s customized zone and color in breathe mode. Third step: Turn off CM2.

Fn + Alt + Caps Lock (REC) Press for 3 seconds until the G (CM1) and B (CM2) keys light up, choose the layer for setting, press it again and start recording.
Caps Lock + Z Adjust color red (R) , 10 levels.
Caps Lock + X Adjust color green (G), 10 levels.
Caps Lock + C Adjust color blue (B), 10 levels.
Caps Lock + V Erase all LED light
Caps Lock + Spacebar Color palette
Caps Lock + Left Shift REC over, finish recording

Recording Steps:

  • Adjust to the color first, then set the individual keys to be set to that color.
    1. Press Fn + Alt + Caps Lock for 3 seconds, the buttons G (CM1) and B (CM2) will illuminate then press G to set CM1 and press B to set CM2.
    2.  When starting recording mode, Caps Lock will display the current LED color. The color can be adjusted by hitting Caps Lock + Z / X / C / V. After setting the desired color, hitting any key on the keyboard will set that key to the selected color.
    3. Repeating the above steps allows the user to set different colors to diffierent keys. If the key has been set, press again to cancel the setting.
    4. To finish recording, press Caps Lock + Left Shift (REC over) to finish recording. The color of the Caps Lock key is the value you set.

Note:

  • When starting recording mode, Caps Lock will display the current LED Color.
  • CM1、CM2 can work with other LED light modes at the same time. CM1 and CM2 can be turned on along with other lighting modes. In addition, CM1 has the priority over CM2 when the zone overlaps.
    Press Fn + Alt + T for 3 seconds to turn off ALL backlit modes.
  • If there is no activity in 30 seconds in the recording mode, the recording session will terminate without saving.
  • Caps Lock LED color follows the “100% Full Backlit mode” .

Multimedia Function

Fn + W Mouse cursor up Fn + Q Left mouse button
Fn + A Mouse cursor left Fn + E Right mouse button
Fn + S Mouse cursor down Fn + R Roller up
Fn + D Mouse cursor right Fn + F Roller down

Debounce Time Setting

5ms Fn + Alt + Y Hold the combine keys for 3 sec, the keyboard will flash 3 times to indicate the debounce time has been switched successfully.
10ms (Default) Fn + Alt + U
15ms Fn + Alt + I
25ms Fn + Alt + O

Note
The method is to adjust the debounce time of the metal shrapnel in the mechanical shaft during the pressing process. The shorter the time, the sooner it can be triggered, but if the time is too short may cause misjudgement.
If it’s not necessary to change the time, the default value is recommended.

Display Mode

Hold Fn + R_Alt + R_Ctrl for 3 sec

To display various LED backlit modes

To display various LED backlit modes

  • The entire keyboard will be disabled while cycling through various RGB modes.
  • Unplug the keyboard to quit Display Mode.

Note: Used for showcasing purposes.

Reset to Factory Defaults

US ANSI and EU ISO layout
Left Windows key + Right Windows key

Note:
Hold for 3 seconds. The keyboard’s backlight will flash 3 times to indicate the keyboard has been reset.

Enable / Disable Windows Function (Windows Key Lock)

Fn + any Alt key + any Windows key for 3 seconds, the keyboard’s backlit will flash 3 times to indicate the keyboard has been enabled / disabled.

Key Switch Functions

Key Switch Functions

  1. Applicable keys: Fn/Alt/Ctrl/Windows/Caps lock
  2. Operation:
    • Press Fn + Alt + k for 5 seconds.
    • Until the ESC, L_Ctrl, L_Win, L_Alt, R_Alt, R_Win, Fn, R_Ctrl, and Caps lock keys are all lighting up. The colorways are respectively pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple.
    • Except for Caps lock key, the rest of 6 keys are able to switch each function and color at will. (2 keys max at the same time)
    • Pressing Caps lock once will change it to FN.
    • Pressing Caps lock twice will change it to L_Ctrl.
    • Press Esc key once to finish the switching function.
    • Press Capslock again to resume Capslock.
      Note: You can press Esc key to leave the switching function before starting it.

DIP Switch Functions

DIP switch functions

 

DIP1

OFF(Default) ON
Disable F Row Toggle (FN+\) Enable F Row Toggle (FN+\)

DIP2

OFF(Default) ON
N-Key Rollover mode 6-Key Rollover mode
DIP3 OFF(Default) ON
Ducky Vender ID (VID) Vender ID definable

DIP4

OFF(Default) ON
Right Windows key is default

Right Windows key changes

to the Menu key

Note
You can input the ideal VID in both situation, butthe VID can be only changed when DIP 3 turned on.

Step1. Profile selections

 

 

Fn + Alt

  1   Switch to profile 1 Factory settings (Default)

2   Switch to profile 2

+

3 = Switch to profile 3

 

4

 

Switch to profile 4

Customize Macro key features

 

5

 

Switch to profile 5

 
 

6

 

Switch to profile 6

 

Note

  • When keyboard is plugged in, Caps Lock and Number Keys will blink based on selected profile number.
  • Adjust profile to 2~6 in order to set Macro.
  • After profile is switched, Caps Lock or Indicator light will blink based on the current profile number

Step2. To start Macro recording
Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 3 seconds to start Macro recording. Once in recording mode the Caps Lock or indicator
lights will flash slowly.
Step3. Press a key to start recording Macro
Press on the key you want to use to activate Macro. The key pressed will blink (Non-backlit version will not) and the
Caps Lock or indicator lights will flash swiftly.
Step4. Recording Macro
Enter any key, and choose the Macro implementation and record time option.
Step5. To continue recording another key (Jump out the current recording file)
Press Fn + Alt to choose another key to continue recording.
Step6. Finish recording
Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 1 second to finish recording and back to the profile.

Hotkeys Function

Fn + Alt +

   

Tab

Start recording : Press for 3 seconds. Finish recording: Press for 1 second.
  ESC Caps Lock will blink in the amount of selected profile number.
  Backspace

Delete current profile value.

Fn + Alt

Press for 1 sec to finish recording the current key and choose another key to record.

Setting Section

Ducky Mini Macro Configurable Keyboard Layer

  • Standard Layer
  • Fn Layer
  • Fn + Alt Layer

Ducky Mini Macro Unsettable Key

  • Fn
  • Caps Lock
    Setting Section

Note

  • Support N keys recorded at the same time, and N keys recorded at the same time when outputting.
  • Macro function will be based on the user’s typing speed and record it.

Multimedia Function Keys

Fn + Windows key + Keys below

A

Mute G Previous playlist M Search S Mouse cursor up
B Volume up H Calculator N Previous page T

Mouse cursor down

C

Volume down I My computer O Next page U Mouse cursor left
D Play / Pause J Browser P Mouse left click V

Mouse cursor right

E

Stop K Mail Q Mouse right click W

Mouse scroll up

F Next playlist L Multimedia R Mouse middle click X

Mouse scroll down

Note: Need to be recorded first before use.

Keyboard Button Function Keys

Fn + Shift+ Keys below

A

Prompt profile value N Backlit mode:Wave mode (Default)
B Profile 1 O

Backlit mode:Color Cycle mode

C

Profile 2 P Backlit mode:Rain Drop mode
D Profile 3 Q

Backlit mode:Ripple mode

E

Profile 4 R Backlit mode:Random Reactive mode
F Profile 5 S

Backlit mode:Reactive mode

G

Profile 6 T Backlit mode:100% Full backlit mode
H Backlit modes switching U

Backlit mode:Breathe mode

I

Adjust color red V Backlit mode:Radar mode
J Adjust color green W

Backlit mode:Backlit OFF

K

Adjust color blue X The key “ . ” on number pad (Num_.)
L Erase all value Y

Number Lock

M Color palette  

Note: Need to be recorded first before use.

Windows Common Function Keys

Ctrl + C

Copy select item Windows + D Desktop
Ctrl + X

Cut select item

Windows + M Minimize all windows
Ctrl + V Paste select item Windows + L

Lock computer or change user

Ctrl + Z

Undo Windows + R Open [Run] window
Ctrl + Y Redo Windows + F

Search files or folders

Ctrl + N

Open new file Windows + ↑ Maximize all windows
Ctrl + O Open current file Windows+ ↓

Minimize windows

Ctrl + S

Save file change Windows + ← Maximize window to the left side

Ctrl + P

Print file

Windows + →

Maximize window to the right side

Alt + F4 Quit the software Windows + Home

Minimize all windows other than the one used

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/keyboard-shortcuts

Set-up Example

Note: Set the profile to profile 2~6 before setting Macro.

  • Example A Configure the key “Z”to “Q” output.
    Operation method
    Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 3 seconds → Press Z → Press down Q → Press Fn + Alt → Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 1 second
  • Example B To set Z as show “desktop” (under Windows system)
    Operation method

    Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 3 seconds → Press Z → Press Windows key + D → Press Fn + Alt → Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 1 second
  • Example C To set Fn + Ctrl + M as “mute volume”
    Operation method

    Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 3 seconds → Press Fn + Ctrl + M → Press Fn + Windows key + A → Press Fn + Alt → Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 1 second
  • Example D To set Fn + Ctrl + Q as “Reactive mode”
    Operation method
    Press Fn + Alt + Tab for 3 seconds → Press Fn + Ctrl + Q → Press Fn + Shift + S → Press Fn + Alt → Press Fn + Alt +
    Tab for 1 second

Hot-swap

Set-up Example

Use key puller to pull out the key caps
Hot-swap
Use switch puller to pull out the switches
Hot-swap
Align switch pins with the holes
Hot-swap
Gently push the switch in
Hot-swap

Disclaimers and Warranty

  • When using a Hot-swap model, make sure to support the hotswap socket with your finger when inserting the switch to ensure it does not damage the PCB from excessive force.
  • Any liquid damage to the keyboard will void warranty.
  • Modifications to the keyboard will void warranty.

Warranty is 1 year from date of purchase via our Official Vendors https://www.duckychannel.com.tw/en/location/global
Please contact the vendor you purchased from for RMA procedures.

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Documents / Resources

Ducky One 3 Mini DKON2161ST Mechanical Keyboard [pdf] User Manual
One 3 Mini, DKON2161ST, Mechanical Keyboard

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