Some FAQ about the Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard – Glorious PC Gaming Race
Some FAQ about the Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard

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 key to enable or deactivate the LED light.

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.


chase :

why whenever i click my left shift this happens mn,./|ZXCVB

Jun 20, 2020

Cash Cobarrubias:

Hello, I had ordered a keyboard, along with switches and keycaps knowing I have to assemble it myself, but upon it coming to my house, I had only got the keyboard with no switches or keycaps at all. Can you please contact me to let me know if they either got lost in shipping or something

Jun 10, 2020


If I buy custom will it be pre built for me?

May 15, 2020


What buttons to press to get the RGB lights to just stay on, one single color, always on? Thank you.

Apr 13, 2020

Juan Balderas:

How often do you restock? And is there a way to be notified?

Feb 01, 2020

Tyler Nolan:

Just wondering if there’s a game mode I don’t know about ? Ie. disable windows key, alt tab alt shift tab?? Thanks !

Dec 12, 2019

Noah T.:

Hey Glorious, I really enjoy your mice so I decided to by the GMMK Compact. I was wondering if you could update the software to allow you to rebind mouse side buttons to the keyboard?

Sep 27, 2019

Glorious Phoenix:


FN + ’


There’s no such option.

@Metall @Alex

We have no such plans at the moment.

Aug 19, 2019


Hey im planning to buy a compact keyboard, how do i hit the delete key?

Aug 16, 2019

David E Vazquez:

In the software can you switch a keyboard key to a mouse function like scroll wheel up?

Aug 03, 2019

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