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A powerful and free keyboard customizing utility for macOS. Previously known as KeyRemap4MacBook

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How can Karabiner map to the function of a key that has already been mapped away from its original function?

I have remapped the mostly-useless Caps Lock key to Escape using Karabiner. But it is only mostly useless, so I would like to map Shift-CapsLock to true Caps Lock behavior. I tried the following ...
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Repeat keystroke while key is held [duplicate]

Is there a way or a 3rd party application which would let me 'send' a keyboard input/keystroke to a game (so that it has the same effect as physically hitting the key on the keyboard rather than just ...
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Why doesn't Karabiner map F2 from the touch bar? [duplicate]

I used Karabiner to map f2 to return_or_enter, so that F2 can rename files in the Finder. The configuration is "for all devices", not specific keyboards and is taken directly from Karabiner on-line ...
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How do I make bind keys to produce a new line character without a return_or_enter press

How do I use Karabiner to take certain key presses (shift+enter, for example) and give me a new line character. Note that I do NOT want to just replicate return_or_enter, as enter is a very overloaded ...
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Using Karabiner for multi key to multi key remapping

I have been using Karabiner for some key remappings on a macbook pro. I have successfully (and very satisfyingly) remapped right-cmd + up arrow and right-cmd + down arrow to page up and page down. I ...
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Stop tilde and grave acting as deadkeys on French Macbook Pro keyboard (AZERTY)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running Mojave where internal keyboard is French AZERTY (ISO) type as shown here: Pressing grave (the key next to return) or tilde (Alt-Gr n) act as a dead keys. Input ...
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Tilde/backtick is coming out as section/plus-minus on my external keyboard

In my external keyboard only, the tilde/backtick key produces section/plus-minus symbols. On the internal keyboard, they work fine. (Hebrew/English keyboards). This problem has been discussed 1 2. ...
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Karabiner: screen flashes when I hit shift-ctrl-opt-cmd-W

I use Karabiner to map my capslock key to a "hyper" key, namely the combination of buckybits in the title, which I map to "word wrap" in a few applications. This key works fine, but as a side effect, ...
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swap modifier keys AND use karabiner modifications on external keyboard

I set up a bunch of complex rules, to make my recent conversion from pc to a macbook a bit easier. Some examples are ctrl-ins -> command-c F5 -> command-r ctrl-left -> option-left When I use an ...
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What's the problem with this Karabiner complex modification?

I added the following rule to .config/karabiner/karabiner.json by importing a similar rule and changing the previous key code to "option". But the rule has no effect. Is there a problem with this rule?...
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How do I change ctrl and clicking to be interpreted as separate functions and not as right-clicking?

Karabiner has the option to disable ctrl-clicking entirely and register it as regular clicking, but that’s not what I want. In many videogames, Ctrl and Click are buttons you use simultaneously all ...
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How to Map f2 to Ctrl u in Excel (to make cell editing easier)

Just upgraded to High Sierra on my MacBook air 2011. Unfortunately my Excel keyboard shortcuts have stopped working - I was using Karabiner to map F2 (usual windows edit key) to use ctrl u, which ...
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External keyboard working on login but not when fully booted

I have an external windows keyboard (Fanatic Gear Rush, a mechanical keyboard), it worked fine with my MacBook Pro 13" 2017, until last week. I connected it via the original Apple USB-C to USB-C, ...
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Tab, Caps lock, Tilde/backtick, Escape keys stopped working on Apple Wired Keyboard after macOS 10.14.6 update

I am using Mid 2015 15" MBP with Thunderbolt display and Apple Wired Keyboard. Recently after an update to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 certain keys on my Apple Wired Keyboard stopped working. Keys are: 1. ...
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How to map Ctrl + Delete to Fn + Opt + Delete with Karabiner-Elements

I would like to map Ctrl + Delete on a Windows keyboard to Fn + Opt + Delete on a Macbook keyboard, so it deletes the next word after the cursor. I can't figure out how to represent Fn + Opt + Delete ...
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Cannot launch Karabiner Elements

When I attempt to launch Karabiner Elements, it says the application cannot be launched. In the past I was able to resolve it by downloading the installer again, and running it. I tried doing that ...
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How to disable simultaneous key press shortcut?

On a compact keyboard (Cherry G84-4100LCMGB-0), pressing the keys I + O + N simultaneously seems to trigger Control + O. Looking into Karabiner-EventViewer, pressing I + O + N then releasing N + O + ...
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How to map “Spacebar + 1” to “⌃1” on Karabiner Elements?

I'm looking for a way to remap Spacebar as a modifier for only the number row. For example, Spacebar + 0 = ⌃0, but for anything else Spacebar is just Spacebar. I found this post which does what I I ...
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How to fully map Windows keys on Mac?

I have the latest iMac. I plug in ordinary Windows style keyboard (which I used when I worked on Windows PC). I'm aware of the Karabiner tool. Is there a complete rule-set that enable me to feel ...
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Bundle identifier of Zathura (not listed in 'Applications' folder, to be used in Karabiner)

I installed a PDF reader called Zathura in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4. Zathura's version is 0.4.3, and I installed it through Homebrew (brew install zathura). It works correctly: I can open PDFs in ...
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Disable accent functionality from backtick button

I often type backticks (`) in various situations (Markdown, Github, SO, etc), and since the button used to type them also is used to modify letters (é/è/ú), writing backticks is generally a pain. On a ...
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How to swap Option and Command keys in Terminal but keep Command-Tab application switching?

With Karabiner, you could swap Command_L and Command_L only in Terminal and at the same time keep Command-Tab and Command-` to cycle through open applications. Karabiner only works with macOS < ...
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Merge (aggregate) keyboard modifier keys (alternative to Karabiner)

I have a pedal acting like a CTRL key. However, modifier+Key from different keyboards does not work by default in macOS. Karabiner will do it but I have a little problem. Is there any alternative?
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Can I use Karabiner to disable built in keyboard during start up [duplicate]

The D key on my built-in keyboard (MacBook Pro) is stuck and it keeps looping into self diagnostic when I boot up. I would like to disable the keyboard during computer startup and go straight to the ...
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How to remove defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 10

Recently, it was suggested to me to run this in my terminal: defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 10 but I have found that it is not helping my key strokes, but just adding one more annoyance to ...
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Is there still some way to get scroll wheel functionality on the Marble Mouse with macOS today?

I have a Logitech Marble Mouse that I was hoping I could use with a Mac. It used to be that you could use KeyRemap4Macbook, known later as Karabiner, to allow you to hold a button down and turn the ...
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How to map the 'Mission Control' key to F3 via Karabiner?

I am using an external mechanical keyboard. I find that whenever I hit the F3 key, it is mapped to mission_control. Is it possible to remap mission_control to something else? In the karabiner ...
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Run `pmset sleepnow` with a hotkey?

I have a 2017 rMB and WASD CODE keyboard that I use with with an external monitor in clamshell mode. I want to put the laptop into sleep mode (not just display sleep) with a hotkey when the laptop is ...
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Karabiner Elements: Why is a series (or sequence/batch) of keys called in {…“to”: …} only executed every second time?

I used the original Karabiner app 10.22 and could very precisely restrict any actions via Apple's Accessibility Inspector to work for specific dialogue windows. This is no longer possible with ...
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How to map CTRL + Left Arrow to Home with Karabiner-Elements

I'm using Karabiner-Elements to map some keys with an external PC keyboard. I'd like to map CTRL + Left Arrow to Home and CTRL + Right Arrow to End. Is it possible to do this? There's a complex rule ...
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Karabiner-Elements: How to disable a group of keys in a simple way?

Is there a simple way to disable a group of keys in complex modifications in Karabiner-Elements? Consider an example: Under the following condition "set_variable": { "name": "con-1", ...
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Cmd+Tab remaps to Ctrl+Tab

Please read my answer and bmikes comment before voting to close. Someone is going to come along and say I should just learn Mac shortcuts, but I must say I use Chromebooks, Windows, & Linux boxes ...
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Using karabiner to address the issue of double pressing

I have this problem (again) - pressing one key (b for me) sometimes makes it to be registered twice. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7840547 Is there a way to use karabiner-elements to modify ...
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How do I map a terminal command to a function key?

I have a terminal command that can control my external display's brightness. I'm trying to map that command to a key on the keyboard so it works like a "brightness up" and "brightness down" key. ...
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Caps lock key to behave like non-toggle modifier

Is it possible to make the caps lock key behave like a normal modifier, and not as a toggle switch? I have a custom keyboard layout which allows me to use the caps lock key to type Greek symbols. (It‘...
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Disable internal keyboard on high sierra

I recently decided to bathe my keyboard in liquid and have lost functionality in my keyboard. My plan was to just plug in an external keyboard and run with that but it appears that my internal ...
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Remapping Y and Z keys with Karabiner

I just want to switch the Y and Z keys. I've tried everything with Karabiner on High Sierra, but it just doesn't seem to work. I always get an error message along the lines of: "Karabiner Error. Error ...