Hotkeys for 2 ports kvm & 4 ports KVM

hotkey commands | hotkey setup | hotkey commands don't work | my keyboard have no Scroll Lock button | Passthrough Mode

Applicable product models for hotkeys:

HKS0201A2U & HKS0401A2U

Basic info:

Keyboard must be plugged into dedicated Keyboard/Mouse port for hotkeys to be recognized.


2X1 KVM switch:


4X1 KVM switch:


Hotkey commands:

1____1.jpg Switch inputs (3,4 are 4x1 KVM only)
2____1.jpg Switch next or previous input
4____1.jpg Changes hotkey trigger between Scroll Lock to Right-Ctrl
5____1.jpg Enable or disable beep (Silent mode)
6____1.jpg Enable or disable mouse gestures (Double tap left or right border of the screen with mouse to switch to previous or nest input
9____1.jpg Turn ON auto switching mode
3____1.jpg Increases or decreases auto switching time interval (250 sec. Maximum)
10____1.jpg Turn OFF auto switching mode
7____1.jpg Enable/Disable Passthrough Mode
8____1.jpg Confirm Passthrough Mode on (1 beep off , 2 beep on)


Troubleshooting / FAQ

My hotkey commands don't work or stopped working

  • Make sure keyboard is plugged into dedicated mouse/keyboard ports
  • Try using Scroll Lock as hotkey trigger, if not, then Right-Ctrl.

My keyboard does not have a Scroll Lock button

  • Use Right-Ctrl, Right-Ctrl, 1 or 2 to confirm trigger isn't already set to Scroll Lock .
  • Press and hold yellow switch button for 15 seconds . If KVM beeps, turn off and back on. Hotkey trigger will now be set to Right-Ctrl.

I accidentally turned Passthrough Mode off and keyboard no longer functions

  • Use a basic 104-key keyboard to turn Passthrough Mode back on.
  • We recommend keeping Passthrough Mode on at all times unless using Linux.


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