Razer DeathAdder Chroma Ergonomic Gaming Mouse User Manual



Now with Chroma customizable lighting, the latest version of this iconic mouse not only performs the way you want it to, it looks that way as well.

The Razer DeathAdder Chroma – How Do You Improve on Perfection?

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 Razer DeathAdder Chroma Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
 Quick Start Guide


 PC or Mac with a free USB 2.0 port
 Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP (32-bit) / Mac OS X (10.7-10.9)
 Internet connection
 100MB of free hard disk space

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Sign up now for a Razer Synapse account to get real-time information on your product’s warranty status. To learn more about Razer Synapse and all its features, visit www.razerzone.com/synapse.

If you are already a Razer Synapse user, register your product by clicking on your email address at the Razer Synapse application and select Warranty Status from the dropdown list.

To register your product online, visit www.razerzone.com/registration. Please note that you will not be able to view your warranty status if you register via the website.


Your product’s serial number can be found here


What you’ll get:

 2 years limited manufacturer’s warranty.
 Free online technical support at www.razersupport.com.

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 10000dpi optical sensor
 Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
 5 Independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
 Razer Synapse enabled
 1000Hz Ultrapolling
 On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
 Always-on mode
 200 Inches per second / 50g acceleration
 Gold-plated USB connector
 Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable










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A.Left mouse button
B.Right mouse button
C.Scroll wheel
D.Mouse button 5
E.Mouse button 4
F.Razer precision 4g optical sensor
G.Ultraslick mouse feet

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Step 1: Connect your Razer device to the USB port of your computer.

Step 2: Install Razer Synapse when prompted* or download the installer from www.razerzone.com/synapse.

Step 3: Register for a Razer ID or log in to Synapse with an existing account.

*Applicable for Windows 8 or later.

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Disclaimer:  The features listed here require you to log in to Razer Synapse. These features are also subject to change based on the current software version and your Operating System.


The Mouse Tab is your default tab when you first install Razer Synapse. This tab allows you to customize your device’s profiles, button assignments, performance, lighting and calibration.


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A profile is a convenient way of organizing all your custom settings and you can have an infinite number of profiles at your disposal. Any changes made within each tab are automatically saved to the current profile and stored into the cloud servers.


You can create a new profile by clicking the image7 button or delete the current

profile by clicking the image8 button. The image9 button allows you to copy, import, and export profiles. Your current profile by default is named “Profile” however; you can rename it by typing on the text field below PROFILE NAME. Each profile can also be set to automatically activate when you run a program or application through the use of the LINK PROGRAM option.

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The Customize Tab is where you can modify the basic functionalities of your device such as button assignments to suit your gaming needs. The changes made in this tab are automatically saved to your current profile.


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Initially, each of the mouse buttons is set to DEFAULT. However, you may change the function of these buttons by clicking the desired button to access the Button Assignment Menu.


Listed below are the customization options and their descriptions.

image12 Default

This option enables you to return the key to its original function. To choose the DEFAULT, simple select it from the Button Assignment Menu.

image13 Keyboard Function

This option enables you to change the mouse buttons into keyboard functions. To choose a keyboard function, select KEYBOARD FUNCTION from the Button Assignment Menu and enter the key you wish to use on the given field below. You may also include modifier keys such as Ctrl, Shift, Alt or any of those combinations.

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image14 Mouse Function

This option allows you to change the mouse buttons into other mouse functions. To choose a mouse function, select MOUSE FUNCTION from the Button Assignment Menu and an ASSIGN BUTTON submenu will appear.

Listed below are the functions which you can choose from the Assign Button submenu:

Left Click Right Click Scroll Click Double Click

– Performs a left mouse click using the assigned button.

– Performs a right mouse click using the assigned button.

– Activates the universal scrolling function.

– Performs a double left click using the assigned button.

Mouse Button 4  – Performs a “Backward” command for most internet browsers.

Mouse Button 5  – Performs a “Forward” command for most internet browsers.

Scroll Up Scroll Down Scroll Left Scroll Right

– Performs a “Scroll Up” command using the assigned button.

– Performs a “Scroll Down” command using the assigned button.

– Performs a “Scroll Left” command using the assigned button.

– Performs a “Scroll Right” command using the assigned button.

image15 Inter-device

Inter-device allows you to change the functionality of other Razer Synapse-enabled devices. Some of these functionalities are device-specific such as using your Razer gaming keyboard to change the Sensitivity Stage of your Razer gaming mouse. When you select Inter-device from the Button Assignment Menu, a sub-menu will appear.

DEVICE TO LINK allows you to choose which currently connected Razer device can be linked while FUNCTION allows you to choose which functionality you want to use for the linked device.

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image16 Sensitivity

Sensitivity refers to how fast the mouse pointer can travel across the screen. When you select the Sensitivity function from the dropdown menu, a sub-menu will appear which gives you access to the following options:

Sensitivity Clutch

Sensitivity Stage Up

Sensitivity Stage Down

On-The-Fly Sensitivity

Cycle Up Sensitivity Stages

Cycle Down Sensitivity Stages

– Change to a predefined sensitivity as long as the

designated button is pressed. Releasing the button

will return it to the previous sensitivity.

– Increase the current sensitivity by one stage. See

the  PERFORMANCE  TAB  to  learn  more  about

sensitivity stages.

– Decrease the current sensitivity by one stage. See

the  PERFORMANCE TAB  to  learn  more  about

sensitivity stages.

– Readily adjust the current sensitivity using the

assigned button. If On‐The‐Fly Sensitivity has been

set, pressing the designated button and moving the

scroll wheel will produce a bar on your screen which

would indicate your current sensitivity level.

– Increase the current sensitivity stage by one and

once it reaches the highest sensitivity stage, it will

return to stage 1 when the button is pressed again.

See the PERFORMANCE TAB to learn more about

sensitivity stages.

– Decrease the current sensitivity stage by one and

once it reaches stage 1, it will return to the highest

sensitivity stage when the button is pressed again.

See the PERFORMANCE TAB to learn more about

sensitivity stages.

image17 Macro

A Macro is a prerecorded sequence of keystrokes and button presses that is executed with precise timing. By assigning a Macro to a button, you can execute complex combinations with ease. The ASSIGN MACRO allows you to choose which recorded Macro to use while the PLAYBACK OPTION enables you to choose the behavior of the Macro. See the MACROS TAB to learn more about creating Macro commands.

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image18 Switch Profile

The Switch Profile enables you to change profiles on the fly and immediately load all your preconfigured settings. When you select Switch Profile from the Button Assignment Menu, a sub-menu will appear that will allow you to choose which profile to use. An on-screen display will automatically appear whenever you switch profiles.

image19 Launch Program

The Launch Program allows you to run a program using the assigned button. When you select Launch Program from the Button Assignment Menu, a image20 button will appear which allows you to search for the specific program you want to use.

image21 Multimedia Function

This option allows you to bind multimedia playback controls to your device. After selecting Multimedia Function, a submenu will appear. Listed below are the multimedia playback controls you can choose from the submenu:

Volume Down

Volume Up

Mute Volume

Mic Volume Up

Mic Volume Down

Mute Mic

Mute All

Play / Pause

Previous Track

Next Track

– Decreases the audio output.

– Increases the audio output.

– Mutes the audio.

– Increases the microphone volume.

– Decreases the microphone volume.

– Mutes the microphone.

– Mute both microphone and audio output.

– Play, pause, or resume playback of the current media.

– Play the previous track.

– Play the next track.

image22 Windows 8 Charms

This option enables you to assign the key into an Operating System shortcut command. For more information please visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows-8/getting-around-tutorial.

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image23 Windows Shortcut

This option enables you to assign the key into an Operating System shortcut command.

For more information please visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449.

image24 Shortcuts

This option enables you to assign the key into an Operating System shortcut command.

For more information please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343.

image25 Disable

This option renders the assigned button unusable. Use Disable if you do not need the button or if it interferes with your gaming.

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The Performance Tab allows you to enhance the speed and precision of your mouse pointer. Similar to the Customize Tab, the changes made here are automatically saved to your current profile.


Listed below are the performance options and their descriptions.


Sensitivity pertains to how much effort is needed to move the mouse pointer in any direction. The higher the sensitivity, the more responsive the mouse will be. (Recommended setting: 1600 – 1800)

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Enable X-Y Sensitivity

By default, the X-axis (horizontal) and Y-axis (vertical) use the same sensitivity values. However, you may set different sensitivity values to each of the axes by selecting the ENABLE X-Y SENSITIVITY option.


Configure Sensitivity Stages

A sensitivity stage is a preset sensitivity value. You can create up to 5 different sensitivity stages which you can cycle through using the sensitivity stage up/down buttons. You may use the ENABLE X-Y SENSITIVITY concurrently with this option.


Acceleration increases the cursor’s movement speed depending on how quickly you move the mouse. The higher the value, the faster the mouse accelerates. (Recommended settings: Windows 0, Mac 5)

Polling Rate

The higher the polling rate, the more often the computer receives information about the status of your mouse, thus increasing the mouse pointer’s reaction time. You can switch between 125Hz (8ms), 500Hz (2ms) and 1000Hz (1ms) by selecting your desired polling rate on the dropdown menu. (Recommended setting: 500Hz – 1000Hz)

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The Lighting Tab allows you to customize the look of your gaming mouse by choosing from over 16 million colors for the backlight or you may select the SPECTRUM CYCLING option to allow the colors to change indefinitely. If you have other Chroma-enabled

devices, you can synchronize all lighting scheme by clicking the image28 button.


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The Calibration Tab allows you to optimize your Razer Precision Sensor to any mousing surface for better tracking. To use this feature, you must select the ON option under



The LIFTOFF RANGE allows you to set the distance in which the sensor stops tracking as it is being lifted away from its mousing surface. To use this feature, you must first activate SURFACE CALIBRATION then choose an appropriate mousing surface.

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Razer Mouse Mats

The Razer DeathAdder is ‘tuned’ or optimized especially for Razer mouse mats. This means that the sensor has been tested extensively to confirm that the Razer DeathAdder reads and tracks best when paired with Razer mouse mats.

If you are using a Razer mouse mat, click the image31 button to access the Razer Mats submenu. This menu showcases an extensive list of Razer-branded mouse mats. Select the appropriate mouse mat from the list; then choose between SPEED or CONTROL if applicable.


If you wish to learn more about a particular mouse mat or if you wish to purchase a

Razer mouse mat, you may do so by clicking the image33 button.

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Other Mousing Surfaces

If you are using a non-Razer mouse mat or a non-standard mousing surface, select

OTHERS then click the image34 button to access the manual calibration submenu.


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This submenu enables you to manually adjust the Razer Precision Sensor to suit any mousing surface.


To begin calibrating the sensor, click the image37 button. After clicking the button, Razer Synapse will begin tuning the sensor. Please avoid moving the Razer DeathAdder during this time.

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Once the Razer Precision Sensor is ready, press and hold the left mouse button then move the mouse across your entire mousing surface in a zigzag pattern as shown on the screen guide.


When you have moved through your entire mousing surface, release the left mouse button. This will bring you back to the manual calibration submenu which contains new information regarding your mousing surface.

There are also other options available in this section such as adding a new mouse mat

setting by clicking the image39 button, deleting the currently selected mouse mat

setting by clicking the image40 button or duplicating the currently selected mouse mat

setting by clicking the image41 button.

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The Macros Tab allows you to create a series of precise keystrokes and button presses. This tab also allows you to have numerous macros and extremely long macro commands at your disposal.


The Macro section works similarly to Profile wherein you can rename a macro by typing on the field below MACRO NAME. There are also other options available in the macro

section such as creating a new macro by clicking the image43 button and deleting the

current macro by clicking the image44 button. The image45 button allows you to copy, import, and export macros.

To create a macro command, simply click the image46 button and all your keystrokes and button presses will automatically register on the macro screen. When

you are done recording your macro commands, click on the image47 button to end the session.

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The Macro section allows you to input the delay in-between commands. In RECORD DELAY the delay in-between commands are registered as how it is entered. The DEFAULT DELAY uses a predefined time (expressed in seconds) as the delay. And NO DELAY omits all the pauses in-between keystrokes and button presses.


Note: You may use up to three decimal places when inserting values on the seconds (sec) field.

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Once you have recorded a macro, you may edit the commands you have entered by selecting each command on the macro screen. Each keystroke or button press is arranged sequentially with the first command shown at the top of the screen.


The image50 button allows you to edit a particular command and the image51 button

enables you to delete a command. The image52 and image53 buttons gives you the

option to move the command up or down. The image54 button allows you to put in additional keystrokes, button presses or time delays either before or after the selected command.

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Once you have pressed the image55 button, a new display window will appear beside the list of macro commands. The dropdown menu on this window allows you to choose a keystroke or a delay to be added in before or after the highlighted macro command.


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You may add in a new set of macro commands by clicking the image58 button on the keystroke menu; or input time delays on the duration field using the delay menu.


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In order to achieve maximum safety while using your Razer DeathAdder Chroma, we suggest that you adopt the following guidelines:

1.Avoid looking directly at the tracking beam of your mouse or pointing the beam in anyone else’s eye. Note that the tracking beam is NOT visible to the naked human eye and is set on an Always-On mode.
2.Should you have trouble operating the device properly and troubleshooting does not work, unplug the device and contact the Razer hotline or go to www.razersupport.com for support. Do not attempt to service or fix the device yourself at any time.
3.Do not take apart the device (doing so will void your warranty) and do not attempt to operate it under abnormal current loads.
4.Keep the device away from liquid, humidity or moisture. Operate the device only within the specific temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F). Should the temperature exceed this range, unplug and/or switch off the device in order to let the temperature stabilize to an optimal level.


Research has shown that long periods of repetitive motion, improper positioning of your computer peripherals, incorrect body position, and poor habits may be associated with physical discomfort and injury to nerves, tendons, and muscles. Below are some guidelines to avoid injury and ensure optimum comfort while using your Razer DeathAdder Chroma.

1.Position your keyboard and monitor directly in front of you with your mouse next to it. Place your elbows next to your side, not too far away and your mouse within easy reach.
2.Adjust the height of your chair and table so that the keyboard and mouse are at or below elbow height.

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3.Keep your feet well supported, posture straight and your shoulders relaxed.
4.During gameplay, relax your wrist and keep it straight. If you do the same tasks with your hands repeatedly, try not to bend, extend or twist your hands for long periods.
5.Do not rest your wrists on hard surfaces for long periods. Use a wrist rest to support your wrist while gaming.
6.Customize the buttons on your mouse to suit your style of gaming in order to minimize repetitive or awkward motions while gaming.
7.Make sure that your mouse fits comfortably in your hands.
8.Do not sit in the same position all day. Get up, step away from your desk and do exercises to stretch your arms, shoulders, neck and legs.
9.If you should experience any physical discomfort while using your mouse, such as pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck or back, please consult a qualified medical doctor immediately.


The Razer DeathAdder Chroma requires minimum maintenance to keep it in optimum condition. Once a month we recommend you unplug the device from the USB port and clean it using a soft cloth or cotton swab with a bit of warm water to prevent dirt buildup. Do not use soap or harsh cleaning agents.

To get the ultimate experience in movement and control, we highly recommend a premium Mouse Mat from Razer. Some surfaces will cause undue wear on the feet requiring constant care and eventual replacement.

Do note that the sensor of the Razer DeathAdder Chroma is ‘tuned’ or optimized especially for the Razer Mouse Mats. This means that the sensor has been tested extensively to confirm that the Razer DeathAdder Chroma reads and tracks best on Razer Mouse Mats.

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©2014 Razer Inc. Patent Pending. All Rights Reserved. Razer, the Razer Triple-Headed Snake logo, the Razer distressed word logo and other trademarks contained herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Razer Inc. and/or its affiliated or associated companies, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Mac OS, Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple.

Razer Inc. (“Razer”) may have copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, patent applications, or other intellectual property rights (whether registered or unregistered) concerning the product in this guide. Furnishing of this guide does not give you a license to any such copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right. The Razer DeathAdder Chroma (the “Product”) may differ from pictures whether on packaging or otherwise. Razer assumes no responsibility for such differences or for any errors that may appear. Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.


For the latest and current terms of the Limited Product Warranty, please visit www.razerzone.com/warranty.


Razer shall in no event be liable for any lost profits, loss of information or data, special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential or incidental damages, arising in any way out of distribution of, sale of, resale of, use of, or inability to use the Product. In no event shall Razer’s liability exceed the retail purchase price of the Product.

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