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Questions tagged [karabiner]

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

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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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Karabiner - Mapping keys to arrows, symbols, and other non-standard characters

I'm new to Karabiner and have just set it up, so please excuse my ignorance. I can successfully arrange a few "complex" modifications within the json file. What I want is something rather "basic," ...
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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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Remap eject key to Lock screen

I want to remap my eject key (on a external Apple Keyboard) to a lock screen action from automator. I tried using Karabiner, but when I use the EventViewer i don't see anything logging when i press ...
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Remapping Control + Left Click to Left Click while other keys are being pressed

I need to be able to hold down control and left click, without the click being changed to a right click. I was able to accomplish this using Karabiner Elements, but when I hold down another key and ...
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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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How to disable top left part of trackpad on 13-inch, 2017, MBP with Sierra version 10.12.6

The trackpad on my laptop is too big and Karabiner does not seem to offer the necessary feature for resizing effective trackpad area yet. Any other software that can do this job ? I want to ignore all ...
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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 ...
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“Lock: command Command-Tab” message on karabiner

Occasionally the command-tab stops working - and when attempting to use Option-Tab (instead of Command-Tab): the message in the title appears. What is the cause of this? And how can whatever setting ...