Configuring the Red Scarf III 84 (RS84) keyboard layout

I have been envious of the neatness of my friend’s 60% keyboards for some years. I’ve also liked the idea of taking up less desk space and minimising the amount of movement I have to make with my arm when moving from keyboard to mouse.

However, whenever I’ve thought about the real-world use of a 60% keyboard, the loss of so many keys has always been a deal breaker. The Red Scarf III 84 key tenkeyless scratches that itch, but retains a full set of functions keys, along with directional arrows, Home, End, PgUp and PgDn.


  • Keyboard: RedScarfIII


[{w:1.75},"Caps Lock","A","S","D","F","G","H","J","K","L",":\n;","\"\n'",{w:2.25},"Enter","PgDn"],


  • Tools → Import Fn


  • Leave this default.

Download .eep file

Flashing the keymap

  1. Unplug cable from keyboard.
  2. Hold down far top left key – usually Esc.
  3. While holding down the top left key, plug the cable back into the keyboard.
  4. The Caps Lock LED should be flashing now.
  5. File → Print keymap.eep from Notepad.
  6. Leave this default.
  7. Leave all settings default.
  8. When you hit the Print button, the Caps Lock LED should flicker for a second or two and then stop.
  9. Once the Caps Lock LED is off, unplug the cable from the keyboard again.
  10. Plug the cable back into the keyboard!

This last part of the process should take less than a minute.

Good luck, have fun!


I’ll add some description to these links as and when I have time. They’re all useful or interesting.

  2. TMK Keymap Generator
  3. digi’s post, on Ivan’s group buy, on how to setup the RS84
  4. Replacing the remote control
  5. More RS3 programming
  6. Red Scarf III 84 on fpr approx £150
  7. Gateron Clear Switches
  8. how to update TMK firmware
  9. Someone else’s RS84, but with brown switches, urgh 😀
  10. Programming the Red Scarf Keyboards
  11. TMK key codes
  12. How to program an RS3 in Linux
  13. more TMK key codes
  14. RS2 variant, no F-keys
  15. Complex, multiplayer layout
  16. Red Scarf III 84 photos on Google
  17. Can I get £ and € on Fn keys?
  18. £ and € on ErgoDox
  19. Some keycaps
  20. Massdrop RS2 buy
  21. Docs for the RS2
  22. How to compile TMK firmware for an ErgoDox
  23. ErgoDoz EZ
  24. Someone’s account of the ErgoDox EZ
  25. Ergodox Layout Programing – Non-US layout keys

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