Command
Command, formerly known as Magic, is a way to change your keyboard's behavior without having to flash or unplug it to use Bootmagic Lite. There is a lot of overlap between this functionality and the Magic Keycodes. Wherever possible we encourage you to use that feature instead of Command.
On some keyboards Command is disabled by default. If this is the case, it must be explicitly enabled in your rules.mk:
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COMMAND_ENABLE = yes
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Usage

To use Command, hold down the key combination defined by the IS_COMMAND() macro. By default this is Left Shift+Right Shift. Then, press the key corresponding to the command you want. For example, to output the current QMK version to the QMK Toolbox console, press Left Shift+Right Shift+V.

Configuration

If you would like to change the key assignments for Command, #define these in your config.h at either the keyboard or keymap level. All keycode assignments here must omit the KC_ prefix.
Define
Default
Description
IS_COMMAND()
(get_mods() == MOD_MASK_SHIFT)
The key combination to activate Command
MAGIC_KEY_SWITCH_LAYER_WITH_FKEYS
true
Set default layer with the Function row
MAGIC_KEY_SWITCH_LAYER_WITH_NKEYS
true
Set default layer with the number keys
MAGIC_KEY_SWITCH_LAYER_WITH_CUSTOM
false
Set default layer with MAGIC_KEY_LAYER0..9
MAGIC_KEY_DEBUG
D
Toggle debugging over serial
MAGIC_KEY_DEBUG_MATRIX
X
Toggle key matrix debugging
MAGIC_KEY_DEBUG_KBD
K
Toggle keyboard debugging
MAGIC_KEY_DEBUG_MOUSE
M
Toggle mouse debugging
MAGIC_KEY_CONSOLE
C
Enable the Command console
MAGIC_KEY_VERSION
V
Print the running QMK version to the console
MAGIC_KEY_STATUS
S
Print the current keyboard status to the console
MAGIC_KEY_HELP
H
Print Command help to the console
MAGIC_KEY_HELP_ALT
SLASH
Print Command help to the console (alternate)
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER0
0
Make layer 0 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER0_ALT
GRAVE
Make layer 0 the default layer (alternate)
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER1
1
Make layer 1 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER2
2
Make layer 2 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER3
3
Make layer 3 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER4
4
Make layer 4 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER5
5
Make layer 5 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER6
6
Make layer 6 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER7
7
Make layer 7 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER8
8
Make layer 8 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_LAYER9
9
Make layer 9 the default layer
MAGIC_KEY_BOOTLOADER
B
Jump to bootloader
MAGIC_KEY_BOOTLOADER_ALT
ESC
Jump to bootloader (alternate)
MAGIC_KEY_LOCK
CAPS
Lock the keyboard so nothing can be typed
MAGIC_KEY_EEPROM
E
Print stored EEPROM config to the console
MAGIC_KEY_EEPROM_CLEAR
BSPACE
Clear the EEPROM
MAGIC_KEY_NKRO
N
Toggle N-Key Rollover (NKRO)
MAGIC_KEY_SLEEP_LED
Z
Toggle LED when computer is sleeping
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