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

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Override system hotkeys (shortcuts) for switching between apps and tabs in MacOS 10.15

I am using MacOS 10.15.6 and already setup keyboard's system preferences to swap modifier keys. I swap Command and Control keys already. At the moment, with this new re-map applied, I must hit, ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcut on non-English keyboard to work as on US English keyboard with Karabiner

For a MacOS app I use (Notion), I wish to toggle the sidebar via the app-designated keyboard shortcut ⌘ + \. This shortcut works fine on US English keyboard layouts, but not on the Swedish keyboard I'...
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Karabiner autogen rule in JSON format

I'm trying to convert the following Karabiner config to the new JSON format. What would be the equivalent mapping? <root> <item><name>Ignore apps</name></item> <...
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What is 'word left' and 'word right' keycode in Karabiner-Elements?

On Mac OS system, I modified the config file of complex map, but can't find keycode of wordleft and wordright: { "type": "basic", "from": { ...
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Karabiner not repeating shell command in “to_if_held_down” block

I want to map my mouse button 5 such that option + button 5 skips to the next track if pressed once, and if held down it continuously skips forward by 10 seconds. I've added the following rule to ...
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Can I disable CMD-TAB?

I'm looking for a way to disable ⌘ Command⇨Tab and set up some other key chord to accomplish the same app-switching function (but without mapping that key chord to ⌘ Command⇨Tab). I use native Screen ...
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How to remap “right option” key to “control + option + command + shift” in Karabiner?

This is my first experience with the mac app Karabiner. I was wondering how to map following key: right_command = shift + alt + ctrl + cmd? NOTE: There is one macro already available for caps-lock ...
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Disable Karabiner complex rule on some keyboard combination

I would like to enable the following rule which sets the spacebar to left shift when pressed together with another key. The problem is that this disables spotlight search (which uses CMD+spacebar). ...
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How do you use Karabiner with a wacom pen tablet?

I can see that it is possible to check the checkbox next to PTK-640 (tablet) in the devices tab of Karabiner preferences. I then tried to map the on-screen 'radial' menus that the wacom tablet will ...
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Remap ESC to Option-ESC in Office (Excel, Word, etc) with karabiner-elements

When I am using Safari in full screen, and I press ESC key it's minimized. So that's why I started using karabiner-elements. I install it, I use the first option in this page and the problem is ...
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How to create a hotkey for opening a new iTerm2 window?

I typically have multiple terminal sessions across different screens. Since opening the terminal is such a frequent task, I have a hotkey bound to open -b com.googlecode.iterm2 . with Karabiner-...
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How to make 'F' and 'J' left and right ctrl respectively, using Karabiner-Elements?

So, I appear to be getting RSI in my left hand due to the frequent pressing of the left-control key. I have already remapped caps-lock to left-control, which did help things for a while. I would like ...
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Prevent a key from turning keyboard backlight back on

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro running 10.15.3, and I'd like to be able to turn the keyboard backlight off (without simply turning it all the way down) when watching a full-screen video, but allow it to ...
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Why doesn't my Karabiner modification show up in the Add rule sheet?

I made this complex modification for Karabiner { "title": "change_to_qwerty", "rules": [ { "description": "Change input source to QWERTY while left_command is held down.", ...
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Is there a user-friendly editor for Karabiner complex modifications?

I have a large list of Karabiner complex modifications and it is hard to keep track of them all including conflicts, excluded applications, etc. From what I can tell the user is expected to edit ~/....
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How would I use Karabiner elements: to remap the brace key on macOS?

I'm used to program in linux whereas left ALT+8 and ALT+9 show { and } (it layout). Now I need to press "shift" + "option" + "è" and "shift" + "option" + "+" to have it done. How can I remap the ...
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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 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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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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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 ...