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

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M1 macbook air - Karabiner elements - can't find § key that I wish to void as the key is stuck down (metaphor§ically)§§§§

I have got a 4 year old mac and the line of numbers keys seem to be failing. I have used Karabiner Elements to remap f3 to 3 and void 3. I had thought the problem was over use given the # and £ ...
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How do I remap multi-key sequences to individual keys using Karabiner

I want to remap "F1" key to "cmd + tab" using Karabiner. How should I do. I am really new to this app.
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How can I assign a shortcut in Karabiner-Elements to open VS Code?

I am new to Karabiner-Elements and I am trying to find a way to assign a shortcut to open VS Code. I would like to press Left Command and Right Command at the same time then leave it then press V to ...
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Karabiner - How do I make a button send keypresses (not key repeat) repeatedly while it is pressed?

I am trying to replicate Razer Synapse's "Repeat while the key is pressed" capability using Karabiner. I would like to press the "a" key on my keyboard, and as long as I hold it ...
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Upgrade to Sonoma broke all my Karabiner bindings

Yesterday I upgraded my Mac to Sonoma. As any major MacOS update, this one as well messes up with my Karabiner bindings. I had the following: Neither of them is working anymore. My Karabiner-Elements ...
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How to resolve Karabiner key conflict?

I have the following rule to open Finder with Ctrl+F, but typing Ctrl+L+F also opens Finder. How can I open Finder with only Ctrl+F and no other key? { "description": "Open Finder&...
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How to remap a option + i to give me ^, for then to press a vowel to use the accent in Karabiner

I recently changed the keyboard input to ABC - Extended because the normal one wouldn't let me type accents when the caps lock was on. Almost all of the are normal, but there are one there isn't. When ...
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How to Disable the Hardware-Based Backlight Key on a Keychron K2 via macOS?

I'm using a Keychron K2 keyboard with my Mac, and I'm struggling to disable the backlight key that changes the keyboard's lighting. This key seems to be managed at a hardware level because its ...
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Map a double dead key to grave accent

I am trying to emulate the Windows behaviour of getting a grave accent by inputting two ´ dead keys, so the rule should remap: ´´ -> ` Here is my attempt that is not working because from is not an ...
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Karabiner Elements: How to bind "right_command + e" to open Emacs?

I've been trying to use Karabiner Elements to bind the "right_command + e" combination to open Emacs on my macOS. Here's the configuration snippet I originally used to bind the "...
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How do I map the action to pressing a +i?

I am using this modification: Mouse keys Ambidextrous. I have a problem because I want to control the cursor not by Left Ctrl+I, but by A+I. Below is the code. When I change left_control to a, it ...
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Karabiner tap-dance add held, and tapped and held?

I was using the earlier Ergodox and Oryx software, but now I'm working on an Interl keyboard, and I want to set up tap-dance keys, like in the Ergodox. This is my code for working with double-tap and ...
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How can I swap underscore and dash keys without Karabiner?

Unfortunately Karabiner is bugged for me, and freezes the system every 5 minutes or so. I've managed to swap ~ on EU keyboard with hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"...
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How to reuse Karabiner rule?

I have the following rule: { "description": "Cmd+Opt+7 ↦ {space≔7, Cmd+Opt+7}", "manipulators": [ { "type": "basic", ...
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Switch input method based on device connected using Karabiner

Can someone please explain to me very simply how to switch input methods in Karabiner when I connect a Dell PC keyboard to my mac? I want to be able to use the "British PC" input method when ...
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How to remap windows extended numeric keyboard for M2 Macbook

I have remapped most of the keys to get them to work like a normal Windows keyboard using Karabiner. However, the numeric keyboard (right-hand side of the full keyboard) isn't being fully recognized ...
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Karabiner: Map Ctrl+Click to Cmd+Click (for IntelliJ IDEA only)

I am trying to use Karabiner-Elements to map Ctrl+Click to Cmd+Click -- for IntelliJ IDEA only. I came up with this JSON rule, which seems valid and correct: { "description": "Ctrl+...
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Excluding Emacs from Karabiner

So to ease my transition into the MacOS realm, I found and installed this amazing tool called Karabiner, importing specifically the rules named Windows shortcuts on macOS, as they seem the closest to ...
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Bind backslash \ to forward delete using karabiner with DefaultKeyBinding.dict?

This is pretty beyond me but hoping someone can help. I typically change the Fn (or now Globe) modifier key to Ctrl in settings as this is my childhood on windows computers muscle memory at play. I ...
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Using Karabiner to map one key to alternating two keys?

Is it possible to use Karabiner to map one key to alternate between two keys? For example, pressing a a a a would result in 1 2 1 2. If not Karabiner, is there some other Mac software that can do this?...
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Using Karabiner to modify keyboard keys

I have two bluetooth keyboards that I use with my MacBookPro - Apple's Magic Keyboard with Number Pad and the Rii RK801 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard. The issue that I have is that the Home and End keys ...
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Change keyboard layout by pressing Cmd + space and space + Cmd (when space pressed first)

macOS Ventura 13.4 (22F66) I remap in System Settings -> Keyboard Cmd + space as select next input source. Often i push space first. In this case input source isn't switched. Is it possible to set ...
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How to bind one key to press multiple keys with karabiner elements

I've been trying to bind my X button to do left click, A, and W for the past few days. I've tried using all sorts of attempts and changing code of other's JSON files multiple times, but it hasn't been ...
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Karabiner remap unless other keys are pressed

I found that I can remap several keys pressed at the same time: Karabiner-Elements complex manipulation: from.simultaneous { "type": "basic", "from": { &...
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How to configure the 'control' key to work as 'backspace' alone and also to as 'control' when combined with other key in karabiner?

I'm trying to make the control key backspace when pressed alone and also work as left control when combined with another key ( eg I use control h,j,k,l for up down left right), any help? for some ...
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Is there any way to adjust Macbook brightness from 0% or 50% or 100% with a simple keyboard shortcut that can be used with Karabiner-Elements? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a solution to use just a simple keyboard shortcut to quickly toggle the brightness level from any percentage to 0% or any percentage to 50% or any percentage to 100%.
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Karabiner Elements - CTRL+HOME and CTRL+END to go to beginning or end of document

I am accustomed to using CTRL+HOME or CTRL+END to quickly navigate to the beginning or end of a document respectively; however, I cannot seem to get that working in karabiner elements. I have come ...
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Karabiner: how to define combo mods?

I'd like holding two home row letters to translate to holding a modifier. F+D = Ctrl F+S = Cmd F+A = Alt F+D+S = Ctrl+Cmd The idea is taken from this post which also describes how to do it using QMK ...
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How can I get my Mac to recognise my British PC ISO keyboard?

I am using a British PC ISO version of the HP Omen Encoder keyboard with my MacBook Pro (Ventura v13.0), and I can't seem to correctly configure my keyboard. My keyboard looks like so: But I have a ...
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Karabiner doesn't detect End key on Logitech MX, VSCode does

I have a Logitech MX keys keyboard (dual Mac and PC, french layout), and I'm trying to use the Home and End keys. I'm using the "French - PC" layout in macOS. VScode detects the End key just ...
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Can I use Karabiner Elements as a hotkey to swap function keys?

MacOS doesn't come with a default hotkey for swapping the function keys. Is there some way to set up a Karabiner Elements hotkey to do it? For clarification, the setting in the below image is the ...
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Karabiner: how to toggle Caps Lock when the Caps Lock key is already used for something else?

I have changed the settings on macOS so that the Caps Lock key is used to switch between English and other languages. (The "true" caps lock (with LED) is now toggled by pressing down it for ...
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How to prevent Zoom from hijacking the "Escape" key during screen sharing with meeting controls hidden?

In Zoom Screen Sharing, there is a "meeting controls" window by default, which can get in the way. It is possible to hide it with the ⌘ Command^ Control⌥ OptionH keyboard shortcut, which is ...
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Can I find help adding a rule to my Karabiner json file

I'm 85 years old. Back in the sixties I actually programmed mainframe computers in assembler language, but those days are long gone. Now I have a 2018 Mac Mini, a DasKeyboard MacSFT 3G7 keyboard, a ...
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<> and ^° keys switched on Satechi compact backlit USB keyboard

Using a Satechi Compact Backlit USB keyboard QWERTZ variant: https://satechi.net/products/compact-backlit-bluetooth-keyboard It is a nice product however < > and ^ ° keys are switched. Did a ...
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Karabiner elements: key not appearing in "Simple modification" list

TL,DR: How do I swap "<" and "²" on an AZERTY keyboard ? Context I'm running macOS Ventura 13.0.1. I have an MS Natural Keyboard 4000 with an AZERTY layout. The physical key at ...
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Please help deleting Karabiner app completely on MacOS in 2022 [duplicate]

I would like to uninstall the Karabiner app completely. I tried all the suggestions except the MacOS recovery mode one, from the below link, but none of them worked for me. I wonder if the suggestions ...
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Override cmd + tab to control + tab to switch tabs in macOS using Karabiner Elements

I am using a Macbook Air M2 with macOS Monterey. I am trying to get the keyboard bindings to better/more mimic Windows 10. The laptop keyboard is like this: {fn/globe} {control} {option} {command} I ...
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Is there a way to map a mouse button up action to a key press?

I know it's possible to map mouse buttons to keystrokes (eg using Karabiner to map button3 to ⌘V). Is there a way to map a button when it's released (eg mapping button1-up to ⌘C)?
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Karabiner forward delete how to revert to backslash

I use Karabiner to modify backslash to be forward delete. Works great but if I ever need to type a backslash how do I do that?
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Is there a way to define a hotkey via karabiner-elements for Emacs Anywhere instead of using the shortcut from Apple's System Preferences?

I really like a software program called Emacs Anywhere and I’m looking to understand how it works as a service in the keyboard shortcuts preference pane on macOS Monterey. Currently, I am following ...
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How to open terminal from the macOS terminal?

On the macOS terminal it is possible to open applications with the shell command below: open '/Applications/Brave Browser.app' I use this shell command bound to my hotkeys in order to open an ...
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How to have Emacs keybindings everywhere in Macbook Air M1 Monterey 12.5? Is tweaking ~/Library/KeyBindings/ the best approach?

I am new to macOS and a big fan of Emacs. I am trying to achieve Emacs keybindings everywhere. Despite the fact that I have read multiple times on the web people stating that macOS was friendly and ...
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System Keyboard Shortcuts don't work in iTerm2/Terminal for Mission Control

Using macOS Monterey 12.4 and have this shortcut set for Mission Control: I have changed the Move left/right a space and activated these shortcuts. I also have Karabiner Elements, but it doesn't ...
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Having SpaceFn and normal space with Karabiner?

I got SpaceFn to work by following this rule: "Space enables SpaceFN mode (see: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=51069.0)". But I also want to assign normal space bar to another key (for ...
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Karabiner Elements Fn + F keys to volume control on Mac

I'm using a Durgod keyboard (replacing an old Mac keyboard) and would like to have Fn+F11 to lower volume and Fn+F12 to increase volume. Those are the keys I use for volume control on the Mac keyboard....
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Where do I save my own custom rules in Karabiner.json?

I have written a custom complex rule for Karabiner Elements. I do not know if I should edit directly the karabiner/karabiner.json config file, so I was wondering if I could just save my custom rule ...
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Rewind and Fast-Forward keys not working on Macbook Air

The rewind (F7) and fast-forward (F9) keys are not working in youtube. I've got Karabiner Elements installed, which doesn't modify those keys and even if I disable KE, the keys won't work. What am I ...
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Open, focus and bring to the front apps in the dock using ⌘-number [duplicate]

How would one open, focus and bring to the front apps in the dock using ⌘-number, where number corresponds to their position in the dock. Basically, all the behaviour of clicking the app in the dock, ...
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How can I test that an AppleScript received valid input?

Background I asked How can I set up a shortcut on macOS Monterey to delete selected files? and was mostly able to solve the problem with this: Although the screenshot shows Fn+Del as the assigned ...
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