My MacBook Pro has a British/European keyboard and would like to do the following remaps so my keyboard behaves more like a US keyboard.

Specifically, the more complicated items I need to change are:

  1. § (section) map to nothing (or to some modifier+key combo but I never use this key so it doesn't matter)
  2. Tilde_Grave_Accent map to § (section)
  3. left shift map to Tilde_Grave_Accent (constantly hitting tilde when I want to use shift)

I don't know if this tool is up to the job so I'm looking for a way to make precise changes to the British layout instead of wholly adopting a different layout in software. Which tools are fit for this purpose?

  • Is this the result you want? tilde on top left corner, bottom left corner (key to left of z) switched from a character to an additional shift key?. First of these is really simple with Ukelele, I already have custom layout that does it. But getting an extra shift key requires something else. – Tom Gewecke Sep 30 '19 at 4:45
  • yes, that's exactly what I want. Due to the small size of the left shift key, I find I often press the tilde key by mistake, so I want to move the tilde to the section key because I'll never use that. – birdogio Oct 1 '19 at 5:02
  • Ok, so I've managed to do the 3 key re-maps exactly the way I wanted with Karabiner using only simple modifications. I found out through other posts that in Karabiner, "non_us_backslash" refers to the § section key. My re-maps were: 1. backslash to Return. 2. non_us_backslash (section key) to grave_accent_and_tilde. 3. grave_accent_and_tilde to left_shift. I did add one complex modification to access backslash by using the right command key. That one is available here: [pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/complex_modifications/] – birdogio Oct 22 '19 at 3:02

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