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

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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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Use Karabiner to play a sound (BEL character?) instead of vk_none

I'm trying to create a complex modification with Karabiner to play a sound on keypress. I expected there might be an easy way to map to the BEL character, but apparently not? (Something similar to ...
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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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Sapping command and control only in iterm2 with karabiner

So I'm new to Karabiner, and I'm trying to swap the command and control key only when I'm in iterm2. Here's the json file I came up with. Currently it swaps the control key to a command key but does ...
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Change position of translation or add shortcut

I have two mac and in 12.0.1 (21A559) and I see the translation option is not in the same place. On one of the macs it is at the beginning and the other at the end. Does anyone know how to change the ...
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Importing complex modification doesn't work

I want to swap command+backspace and option+backspace, so that command+backspace deletes a word, and option+backspace deletes a line. Apparently someone already solved the issue and has already ...
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Remapping Menu/Context Menu key to Option - Karabiner Not Working

I'm using macOS BigSur with a Windows Keyboard - Drevo Tyrfind v2. I want to remap the Menu key that's on the right side of the keyboard next to the control button to the Opt key. I'm using Karabiner ...
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How can I map Command to Meta, except for Command-Tab and only in iTerm

There are a lot of tutorials for mapping the Option key (⌥) to Meta in iTerm, e.g. here, here and here to enable readline navigation and editing (M-b to move the cursor back a word, etc.). What I'm ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict method not working to move cursor from word to word(which is by default options + left/right)

I created a DefaultKeyBinding.dict in ~/Library/KeyBindings and copied this code to change how I can move from words to words to command+left/right instead of options + left/right. But it is not ...
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Three finger click to middle click?

According to Triple finger tap for middle click? there is a old solution to set up three finger touch using various tools, but no mention of Karabiner Elements. Is there a way to configure Karabiner ...
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How can i change the hotkey to trigger backslash in in macOS?

i am desperately looking for a way to rebind the backslash symbol on macOS. Preferably something like control + 0. Anything is better than the default keybind. I googled everything that came to my ...
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Remap 1 key to 3 keys in Karabiner Elements

I'd like to remap the key f, to 1, 2, f. Now, whenever I press the key f, the system immediately types 1, 2, and f. Is there a way to do that in Karabiner elements?
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Re-mapping PgUp and PgDn on PC keyboard

I have a setup where I use the same (PC) keyboard for my PC and my Mac mini using a switch box. I switch back and forth between the two all the time - and in order to stay sane I have re-mapped many ...
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How to swap by Karabiner option+shift+brightness and brightness

How to swap the behaviour of option+shift+brightness (e.g. changing the brightness in small increments) and the normal brightness key in Karabiner? I tried { "title": "Screen ...
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Change keyboard shortcut for switching applications on macOS Big Sur

I am a Windows user, and I'd like all my shortcuts to work like Windows shortcuts. I've setup Karabiner, and got 99% of the way there. But one thing is missing: I want alt-tab/alt-tab-shift (in ...
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Multiple, repeating modifier keys in Karabiner

I am in the process of setting up Karabiner to replace ControllerMate for an N52 Nostromo controller, which now shows up as the left-hand portion of a standard keyboard. I have a number of complex ...
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Bind a single arrow keypress to multiple arrow keypresses

I'm trying to bind the Up arrow to three Left arrows done in rapid (instant) succession (although I'd also be interested in knowing how to put some fixed delay as well). There are two existing answers ...
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How to remap by Karabiner Enter->Shift only when Ctrl is pressed?

I am stuck with a problem with a non-trivial complex modification for Karabiner-Elements and I hope there are experts in this stuff here. :) I have posted this question as an issue on GitHub, but ...
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Map left command key to left control key in terminal only?

I'm using neovim to edit code and am needing to create a mapping in which I press the left command key, and neovim (or at least my alacritty terminal) thinks that I am pressing the left control key. I ...
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Hotkey to switch to Google Chrome and go to the omnibox (location bar)

I would like to setup a keyboard shortcut/hotkey that would switch to Google Chrome and go to the omnibox (address bar). I intend to use it invoke various custom search engines. I found a couple of ...
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Is it possible to disable touch id button logging out?

I'm having an external Keyboard on top of my macbook (m1 processor) because I'm sensitive to the buttons. I can disable the built-in keyboard with karabiner, but I'm not sure how to do it with the ...
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Karabiner-Elements cannot open new Terminal window unless Terminal already in focus

I am on Catalina 10.15.7 and use Karabiner-Elements 13.3. When I use the rule shown below for opening Terminal nothing happens unless Terminal is in focus (you can see Terminal on the menu bar). Seems ...
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How to Scroll faster while holding control key in macOS?

In macOS, how to Scroll faster while holding the control key. Is there any way to achieve this?
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How to remap two keys to another combo with two keys

I'm using a Mac Mini running Catalina with a Logitech K270 keyboard, with Karabiner 12.10.0. I've done some simple key changes, I work with latex, where the backslash symbol is written a lot, I get &...
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Trying to modify keys to left and right arrow keys but doesn't work

I have this Json file and it does not apply to the left_arrow key. But it is mapped with something else. How can I find my keyboard key to find what is which 'key_code'? { "title": "...
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Alternative Notification System for Macos || Program or CLI to Display Image/Emblem/Icon at corner of screen (no text or box)

I am hoping there is some kind of alternate notification system available for macos as a program or a cli. I don't mind paying. I have created vim bindings with karabiner that work anywhere on macos, ...
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How to make Karabiner work with Intellij on Mac?

I've recently switched from Windows/Ubuntu to MacOS Catalina and I'm trying to avoid changing too many key mappings on Intellij 2020.2. I'm trying to achieve these things: Swap Left Ctrl and Fn ...
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How to turn on caps lock with hyper key set up?

Many blog posts and articles instruct how you can turn your caps lock key into a 'hyper key' of Shift+Ctrl+Cmd+Alt using karabiner-elements. Here is one of the many. The article that first introduced ...
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Map the application key to right-click at caret position using Karabiner-Elements

To map the application key to right-click using Karabiner-Elements one can use: "simple_modifications": [ { "from": { "key_code": "...
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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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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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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. ...