Questions tagged [karabiner]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...