Vial User Suggestions

OLED display support

QMK supports small OLED displays, it would be nice to have this implemented in Vial (even just being able to enter text strings for display, or to display current layer)
Suggested by: Charlop (17 Sep, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 6
Under consideration

Per led rgb settings, layer rgb and other indicator rgb

Per key RGB is one of the few things that is lacking in the UI in VIA and VIAL. This seems to be often requested in places like r/olkb where per key RGB seems to be ...
Suggested by: matt (22 Apr, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 2
Under consideration

Automatic keyboard layout backup

Vial should periodically save a backup of keyboard layout, so that it can be restored if the firmware is updated or if the layout gets reset.
Suggested by: Moderator (21 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 28 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add CAPS_WORD keycode to GUI

Add CAPS_WORD (CAPSWRD) to the GUI, QMK hex code 0x5DAC
Suggested by: NoahK (22 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 28 Sep Comments: 4
Under consideration

leader keys Leader keys should be added with all it's additional configs . Strict Key Processing , Infinite Leader key timeout, Per ...
Suggested by: matt (07 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 20 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Dynamic Key Overrides

Now that is merged to QMK, Vial should implement an interface for configuring these in GUI, similar to Tap Dance and ...
Suggested by: Moderator (21 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 06 Sep Comments: 2

Add debounce settings

I guess that modyfing debounce from vial would be an awesome feature. I wouldn't need to reflash the keyboard to test different debounce values each time
Suggested by: wvffle (10 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 06 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

A place where the community can upload VIAL-enabled firmwares

It is not an insignificant amount of work to port a keyboard to Vial and some skills are required. Would be great to have a site for sharing these. All used options ...
Suggested by: Technofrikus (02 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 12 Jun Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add more Macros

Can we add more macros? 16 macros is really too few.
Suggested by: Yao (28 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 29 Jul Comments: 5

Ability to remap keys via keyboard input

When programming the keys in vial, inputting them with a connected keyboard would be nice. Searching them on the weirdly organised list below takes a while. (better ...
Suggested by: Technofrikus (21 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add a resolution option to encoder

I wonder if it's possible to show a setting of encoder's resolution in vial. I think most of the time, users may have different preference of resolution for the ...
Suggested by: Jacky (17 May, '22) Upvoted: 29 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration

Option to change the look / order of the remap keys

Hello! I'm slowly changing from VIA to VIAL and since you people actually care about the community I had an idea. When I change the layout of my keyboard I have ...
Suggested by: rabbit (07 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 20 Jun Comments: 2

Unicode Map Accessible in Keymap GUI

If a keyboard uses UNICODEMAP_ENABLE, there could be a tab (named "Unicode") giving easy access to these keys and properly displaying their unicode output. Other keys ...
Suggested by: Chill (18 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 03 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration

some way to generate a nice vizualizer of your keymap

a feature that would basically take a a screenshot of every layer / selected layers and stitch the image together (either overlay the layers or put them below each ...
Suggested by: KraXen72 (10 Feb, '22) Upvoted: 12 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration

App switch keystroke function for alt-tab command-tab

Add a custom keystroke function, FN_ALTTAB (like how Via has FN_MO13 and FN_MO23) for alt-tab (or for Mac, command-tab FN_CMDTAB). Ideally, tapping this key would ...
Suggested by: Juniper (02 Feb, '22) Upvoted: 23 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration

Triple tap

Vial could support triple tap, the same way it support double tap. For implementation, there is an example in QMK Tap Dance documentation: ...
Suggested by: Tom (05 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 20 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration

Support of Italian key previews

As per title, VIAL currently doesn't support key previews for Italian layout. It would be really great if it could, since the EurKey layout puts Italian accented ...
Suggested by: Chiara (21 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 21 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ability to start a layout without owning a compatible device?

On startup Vial insists on detecting a device - I can't simply choose the device I want to create a layout for. I downloaded Vial in hope to check it out, poke ...
Suggested by: Robin (12 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 15 Sep Comments: 2
Not planned

Add ability to copy or reorder layers in the GUI

It could be very convenient for experiments with a lot of layers: - copy definitions of current layer to a new one - reorder layers Even more convenient would be ...
Suggested by: siberianlaika (15 Mar) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add ability to create layer aliases in the json defs.

Some keyboards use layers to define certain feature sets, specifically kb's with dip switch functionality. It would be nice to be able to add UI aliases to the ...
Suggested by: vinorodrigues (30 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 15 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Repeat macros support

I think a convenient function to support repeat macros is a good idea
Suggested by: HiryKun (13 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add layer mod to layer tab in the UI

Currently there is no ui item for LM(layer,mod) in the GUI. As a workaround it can be added with the ANY macro, but should be included as well in the GUI.
Suggested by: matt (22 May, '22) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration

Persistent sideload files folder

I would be so awesome to have a dedicated folder that one can drop "that other tool" `.json` files into. And then when Vial starts up (or detects a KB) it can do it's ...
Suggested by: vinorodrigues (19 May, '22) Upvoted: 03 Apr Comments: 0
Not planned

Allow vial config to be done at a keyboard level

Currently to support vial with a keyboard the following needs to be done - Add VIAL_KEYBOARD_UID to the config.h in the keymap folder - Add vial.json to the keymap ...
Suggested by: Moderator (21 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Search for keycodes

I want to search for keycodes in the bottom section
Suggested by: Chippy (14 May, '22) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ability to update VIAL from within the app rather than reinstalling through installer

Suggested by: matt (21 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 16 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration

Include additional RGB configs in the GUI

if possible most of these addtioanl config.h options would be useful for RGB, I often find myself reflashing the firmware to finetune the RGB_DISABLE_TIMEOUT but the ...
Suggested by: matt (07 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 17 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add support to color individual key icons in vial layout UI

Problem: Ergo keyboards with custom levels of stagger can get a little hard to keep track of the home row, especially if you're looking at a new-to-you model, ...
Suggested by: Derek (14 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 20 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration

Save last folder used in "Save current layout"

Suggested by: jr (27 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 13 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Text macro fix for different keymaps

Right now, text macros are wrong when using different language layouts because it assumes default layout. It tries to replace special characters with unicode, but ...
Suggested by: Laszlo Kelemen (25 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 15 Oct, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add Tri_layer_state

I feel like since this is an integral part of a lot of peoples keymaps it should be something that can be toggled in the QMK settings page. I would like to mention ...
Suggested by: Alexander (17 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 30 Dec, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration


Add LAG(kc) please. It's the only combination missing.
Suggested by: Jamie (05 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 24 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add Midi CC (control change)

Midi CC for midi2lr read value, important for lightroom usage as midi2lr wont read midi notes from vial or qmk. I already did qmk sent midi cc and midi2lr can read it.
Suggested by: Fyrus (16 Jan) Upvoted: 18 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration

Drag and Drop Keys

drag and drop keys so its easier to arrange in the ui
Suggested by: Brayan (13 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 29 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration

jump to next element after input

An example of this would be combos. After choosing the "key 1" item, it should jump to "key 2" as the active element. This would make it a smoother workflow than ...
Suggested by: matt (23 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 13 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Print/Export Cheat-Sheet

Add possibility to export current Layout as PNG respecting local Layouts (such as German "{" ones) and Combos (Eg: JK=backspace should be visible in the Export)
Suggested by: comod (02 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 23 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

option to fully disable vial's dynamic combos, tap dance and key overrides

i would like to use the standard qmk equivalent of these features and define them in code, in keymap.c, rather than vial. however, currently there is no such way of ...
Suggested by: KraXen72 (01 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 26 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Remove keymapping or qmk settings from VIAL GUI if it's not included in the firmware.

If possible, do not include features that are not added into the firmware's build. For example, if One shot modifiers, cadet or certain RGB modes are not included ...
Suggested by: matt (27 Mar, '22) Upvoted: 29 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

A (printable) list view for combos, key overrides, macros etc.

A list view could be more informative than switching between 32 tabs. e.g. Combos: 01 [key] + [key] = [key] 02 [key] + [key] + [key] = [key] 03 [key] + [key] = ...
Suggested by: Sugar Free (28 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 05 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration

Unify UI in regards to saving.

Some UI tabs don't require a save after editing (Key overrides,combos ) , while some do (tap dance, macros etc). Would be nice if the UI was consistent between both, ...
Suggested by: matt (24 May, '22) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration

add script to pull json from the-via repo on github

the via jsons will work for building vial and this should be made known to those reading the documentation. There is no reason for people to need to make their own ...
Suggested by: Claviger-PC (22 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 17 Apr, '22 Comments: 1

Key Tester

How about a visual layout to let me test my keys when I'm building my board. VIA has it, and it is really helpful.
Suggested by: Eric (05 Feb) Upvoted: 23 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration

Organize keys better to make them easier to find

They keys in the Quantum-tab are somewhat sorted, but very hard to find. A simple Headline for each section (mod, hold tab mods, etc) would be really helpful already. ...
Suggested by: Technofrikus (13 Jan) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow Dynamic Number of Macros

Allow dynamic adding and removing of macros in ViaL, this would allow users with very macro heavy workflows to configure all of those in gui. Adding macros could ...
Suggested by: Jono Colwell (06 May, '22) Upvoted: 13 Aug, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

An equivalent to ""

It would be helpful to link users to the VIAL version of
Suggested by: matt (03 May, '22) Upvoted: 13 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add ability to predefine tap dance in config.h or similar

Right now, you're not able to use QMK tap-dance with Vial dynamic tap-dance. You can disable Vial tap-dance functions in vial.c/vial.h and use the QMK tap-dance but ...
Suggested by: Bryan (27 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

KC_LOCK implementation

KC_LOCK works when defined in json but can only be defined in Vial by double clicking the key and assigning '0x5d2a'. Otherwise, it works as intended.
Suggested by: xia0 (10 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 12 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

show nicer shifted keys

currenty, shifted key is shown as the original key wrapped in lsft. this is fine for telling it's automatically appling shift, but can be slighly confusing when ...
Suggested by: KraXen72 (23 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Autoshift toggle & Combo toggle keys in Quantum Keys

This would be a quality of life change: add an AutoShift toggle (KC_ASTG - currently 0x5C1A on my keyboard) and a Combo toggle (? -- currently 0x5CF9 on my keyboard) ...
Suggested by: anonym (04 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 11 Jan, '22 Comments: 1

Layer Names in EEPROM

I'd love to be able to have names for layers rather than just 0/1/2/3 etc. It would make learning and sharing layouts between customers much, much easier. It's a ...
Suggested by: @_claussen (yesterday) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration