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DeadZone - What it is and how to adjust it.

The Deadzone is a small area around the game controller’s thumbstick that does not respond to movements of the stick inside the area. Deadzones are built into games so that old controllers with worn out sticks will not cause on-screen movement when the control is sitting still. Depending upon the amount of Deadzone built into the game, this may case a delay in mouse response or decreased mouse performance when playing games with KeyMander. Properly adjusting the Deadzone removes any delay to the mouse and delivers significantly sharper and smoother movements and much more accurate results, especially when aiming-down-sight in FPS games. For this reason adjustment of the Deadzone is strongly recommended.

The Deadzone must be set while playing a first-person-shooter (FPS) or third-person-shooter game. The Deadzone is minimized when– after the last adjustment on the graph, the player in the game starts to move slowly in the direction of the adjustment – up, right or diagonally up.

  1. Open the K2 App and highlight the profile to adjust.
  2. Click the Sensitivity tab, scroll down and click Advanced Settings, then scroll down again and click Edit Deadzone.
  3. We want to change the size of the "ring" around the middle of the X-Y axis so that there is no dead area where the mouse does not respond.
  4. Select the Zone Type. If you do not know the zone type, select Auto.
  5. Tap the adjustment ball on the slider bar for the X axis and slide it left or right to decrease or increase the deadzone. Approximately 3 seconds after lifting your finger from the screen the new deadzone setting will take effect. You will need to make a change then observe the effect of the change until the player in the game starts to move slowly in the direction of the adjustment. It is important that you stop adjusting at the point where the player begins to move in the game – this is where the Deadzone is set perfectly.  
  6. Repeat step 5 with the Y and XY axis.
  7. Click Save.
  8. If you have separate sensitivity settings enabled for ADS Mode you will need to repeat steps 4-6 to edit the deadzone in the Advanced Settings for ADS Mode.
  9. Test the mouse in-game. Movements should be smooth, stable and accurate. If any mouse movements are shaky or jumpy make sure your mouse resolution is set to at least 2000 dpi and the K2 App mouse dpi is set to match, then repeat the steps to set the Deadzone.

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