Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts [127 Shortcuts]

ducky one 2 mini keyboard shortcuts
ducky one 2 mini keyboard shortcuts

Using a 60% keyboard like Ducky One 2 Mini can be a tricky thing. Due to a limited number of keys, a lot of its functions are performed using shortcuts. A 60% keyboard is definitely a perfect fit for users who love compact and de-cluttered loot on their desks.

But there is a downside of this form factor as well and that is, a ton of its functions are accessed via a variety of shortcuts and key combinations. If you are a new user of the Ducky One 2 Mini keyboard and are also struggling in using it like a pro, this specific guide will help you.

In this guide, I am going to mention each and every Ducky One 2 Mini keyboard shortcut that you can use. Let’s get started.

127 Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts

The Ducky One 2 Mini keyboard can be used with a total of 127 keyboard shortcuts. These 127 keyboard shortcuts are definitely a really long list and hence I have also provided a download link to a PDF file listing all the shortcuts at the end of this post.

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Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts for RGB Modes

Fn + Alt + TSwitch b/w backlight modes

Mode 1: Wave mode (default)
Mode 2: 
Color Cycle mode
Mode 3: 
Rain drop mode
Mode 4: 
Ripple mode
Mode 5: 
Random Reactive mode
Mode 6*: 
Reactive mode
Mode 7*: 
Breathe mode
Mode 8*: 
100% Full Backlit mode
Mode 9*: 
Radar mode
Mode 10*: 
Backlit OFF
Fn + Alt + ZAdjust the brightness of Red (R) colour (10 Levels)
Fn + Alt + XAdjust the brightness of Green (G) colour (10 Levels)
Fn + Alt + CAdjust the brightness of Blue (B) colour (10 Levels)
Fn + Alt + VErase RGB colour settings
Fn + Alt + SpaceOpens the colour palette to select any colour and make the keys glow in that colour.

The backlit modes with a “*” sign are the only ones whose individual RGB brightness can be controlled.

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts for RGB LED Zone customization

Fn + Alt + G1st Customized Mode (CM1) Cycle:

First press turns on the user's customized zone and color.

Second press enables breath mode.

Third press turns the Customized Mode off.
Fn + Alt + B2nd Customized Mode (CM2) Cycle:

First press turns on the user's customized zone and color.

Second press enables breath mode.

Third press turns the Customized Mode off.
Fn + Alt + Caps LockRecording:

Press and hold for 3 seconds, select the layer, and press the key combination again to start recording.
Caps lock + ZAdjust the Red (R) colour (10 levels)
Caps lock + XAdjust the green (G) colour (10 levels)
Caps lock + CAdjust the Blue (B) colour (10 levels)
Caps lock + VErase all the LED lights
Caps lock + SpaceOpens the colour palette
Caps lock + Left ShiftStops recording

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard Fn key shortcuts

Fn + Esc` (grave accent) or ~ (tilde)
Fn + 1F1 Function key
Fn + 2F2 Function key
Fn + 3F3 Function key
Fn + 4F4 Function key
Fn + 5F5 Function key
Fn + 6F6 Function key
Fn + 7F7 Function key
Fn + 8F8 Function key
Fn + 9F9 Function key
Fn + 0F10 Function key
Fn + –F11 Function key
Fn + =F12 Function key
Fn + BackspaceDelete key
Fn + YInsert key
Fn + HScroll Lock key
Fn + OPause key
Fn + PPage Up key
Fn + ;Page Down key
Fn + [Home key
Fn + ‘End key
Fn + ]Print Screen key
Fn + \Context Menu
Fn + NOpens Calculator
Fn + MMute
Fn + ,Increases Volume
Fn + .Decreases Volume

Ducky One 2 Mini Fn key shortcuts for mouse clicks

Fn + QLeft Mouse Click
Fn + ERight Mouse Click
Fn + RMouse Scroll Wheel Up
Fn + FMouse Scroll Wheel Down
Fn + WMoves Cursor Up
Fn + AMoves Cursor Left
Fn + SMoves Cursor Down
Fn + DMoves Cursor Right

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts for Ducky Gaming interaction modes

Fn + Alt + N2 Blocks Flashing
Fn + Alt + M4 Blocks Flashing

Hold the key combinations for 3 seconds to do the multi-block flashing.
Press space to randomly stay on a specific block.
Press space again to start the next round.

Fn + Alt + JDecreases the Speed
Fn + Alt + LIncreases the Speed
Fn + Alt + ,(hold 3 seconds) Play Minesweeper game on keyboard

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts to set Debounce time

Debounce time is the time interval b/w the two consecutive keystrokes during which, the keyboard doesn’t recognize any other key presses.

To change the debounce time of your Ducky One 2 mini keyboard, you’ll have to press and hold the following key combinations for 3 seconds. The keyboard will flash 3 times, indicating that the new debounce time is in action now.

Fn + Alt + YSet debounce time to 5ms
Fn + Alt + USet debounce time to 10ms
Fn + Alt + ISet debounce time to 15ms
Fn + Alt + OSet debounce time to 25ms

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts for Demo mode

To start the demo mode on Ducky One 2 Mini, make sure the keyboard is not connected to any device. Press and hold the following key combination on the keyboard and connect the keyboard to power while keeping the key combination pressed.

Ctrl + Left Shift + Caps LockStarts demo mode

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcut to Enable/Disable Windows Key

To enable or disable the Windows key on Ducky One 2 Mini, press and hold the following key combination. The keyboard lights will flash 3 times to indicate that the Windows key has been enabled/disabled.

Ctrl + Alt + WindowsEnable/Disable Windows key
(Press and hold for 3 seconds to enable/disable the Windows key)

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcuts for Display Mode

To start display mode that displays various RGB colour moded on the keyboard, hold and press the following key combinations.

Ctrl + Alt + CtrlEnables display mode
(Press and hold for 3 seconds)

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard shortcut to factory reset

Left Windows Key + Right Windows Key(hold for 3 seconds) Reset to US ANSI and EU ISO layout
Fn + Left Windows(hold for 3 seconds) Reset to JP JIS layout

Ducky One 2 Mini more Macro Keyboard shortcuts

Fn + Alt + 1
Fn + Alt + 2
Fn + Alt + 3
Fn + Alt + 4
Fn + Alt + 5
Fn + Alt + 6
switch b/w profiles
Fn + Alt + TabStart recording macro (Press and hold 3 seconds)
Fn + AltChoose another key to continue recording (Press for 1 second)
Fn + Alt + TabFinish recording and return to the profile (Press for 1 second)
EscCaps Lock will blink equal to the selected profile’s number
BackspaceDelete current profile value

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard Macro shortcut for Multimedia controls

Fn + Win + AMute
Fn + Win + BVolume Up
Fn + Win + CVolume Down
Fn + Win + DPlay/Pause
Fn + Win + EStop
Fn + Win + FNext Playlist
Fn + Win + GPrevious Playlist
Fn + Win + HCalculator
Fn + Win + IMy Computer
Fn + Win + JWeb Browser
Fn + Win + KEmail
Fn + Win + LMultimedia
Fn + Win + MSearch
Fn + Win + NPrevious Page
Fn + Win + ONext Page
Fn + Win + PMouse Left Click
Fn + Win + QMouse Right Click
Fn + Win + RMouse Middle Click
Fn + Win + SMouse Cursor Up
Fn + Win + TMouse Cursor Down
Fn + Win + UMouse Cursor Left
Fn + Win + VMouse Cursor Right
Fn + Win + WScroll Up
Fn + Win + XScroll Down

Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard Macro shortcuts relating Fn key

Fn + Shift + APrompt Profile Value
Fn + Shift + BProfile 1
Fn + Shift + CProfile 2
Fn + Shift + DProfile 3
Fn + Shift + EProfile 4
Fn + Shift + FProfile 5
Fn + Shift + GProfile 6
Fn + Shift + HBacklit Mode Switching
Fn + Shift + IAdjust Color Red
Fn + Shift + JAdjust Color Green
Fn + Shift + KAdjust Color Blue
Fn + Shift + LErase All Value
Fn + Shift + MColor Palette
Fn + Shift + NBacklit mode: Wave mode (default)
Fn + Shift + OBacklit mode: Color cycle mode
Fn + Shift + PBacklit mode: Raindrop mode
Fn + Shift + QBacklit mode: Ripple mode
Fn + Shift + RBacklit mode: Random reactive mode
Fn + Shift + SBacklit mode: Random reactive mode (color adjustable)
Fn + Shift + TBacklit mode: 100% Full backlit mode (color adjustable)
Fn + Shift + UBacklit mode: Breathe mode (color adjustable)
Fn + Shift + VBacklit mode: Radar mode (color adjustable)
Fn + Shift + WBacklit mode: Backlit OFF
Fn + Shift + X“.” key on the numpad
Fn + Shift + YNumber lock

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you change the keyboard colour on a ducky 1/2 Mini?

There are a number of shortcuts to change the colour of your Ducky 1 and 1 Mini keyboard. You can use the Fn + Alt + T shortcut to switch between the various RGB odes. To manage the brightness, use the Caps Lock + Z/X/C shortcuts accordingly.

You can also press Caps Lock + Space to open the colour palette to choose any custom colour of your choice.

How do you use a ducky keyboard?

Ducky One 2 Mini is a 60% keyboard i.e. it is a compact keyboard here the number of keys is marginally less than any other keyboard. But the functions on the keyboard are more than any normal one so in order to use those functions and also to use various keys there are some assigned shortcut key combinations that are used.

How do I adjust the brightness on my Ducky One 2 Mini?

To adjust the brightness of the Ducky One 2 Mini you can use the Fn +Alt + Z/X/C key combinations to increase or decrease the brightness levels accordingly.

What are the best switches for Ducky One 2 Mini?

The Ducky One 2 Mini 60% keyboard comes with different types of Cherry MX mechanical switches that are well-known for their tactile and mechanical feel. There are Cherry MX Brows, Blue, Black and Red switches that the keyboard comes loaded with. There is nothing wrong with having any of these key switches. But I personally love to give the MX Black switches because they are more likely to be the retooled variant. However, if you like to type on a quiet keyboard then you can opt for MX Red switches.

Bottom Line

So, here ends the list of the Ducky One 2 Mini keyboard shortcuts. All of these keyboard shortcuts are of great use as a 60% keyboard in return for providing you with a compact and clean keyboard look, taking away the convenience of having dedicated keys for each function.

Hence it becomes really very important for 60% keyboard users to have these keyboard shortcuts. hope these keyboard shortcuts will help you.

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