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Questions tagged [remapping]

Changing or reassigning the function of a key or keys on a keyboard

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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). How can I do that?
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Different keyboard for different programs?

I'm looking for a Mac program that will change the keyboard layout based on the program that is currently in use. I want it to re-map certain keys to new mappings, not change the whole keyboard layout....
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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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Remapping Win and Alt buttons for Mac doesn't work properly

I've remapped the keys for my Microsoft keyboard on my Mac (mojave os) like this: for this keyboard setup: So, what happens currently is that the Win button acts as Cmd and the Alt acts as Option. I ...
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How to restore the default values on a keyboard in terminal?

I used the hidutil function to remap several keys on my keyboard: hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping": [{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x70000003e, "HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":...
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How can I map the Esc key to the Caps Lock key? [duplicate]

I would like to remap the Esc key to the Caps Lock key. How can I achieve this?
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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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Can I default the keyboard to use the symbols instead of numbers? [duplicate]

I type @ or $ or & or * way more often than I do 2, 4, 7 or 8. Especially with () it is usually a bit more difficult to hit ⇧Shift 9 and immediately ⇧Shift + 0. Can I somehow default the ...
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What is the hex ID for Fn key

I would like to remap my Left Control to Fn key using hidutil. This is the command I've been trying to use: hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x7000000E0,"...
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How do I remap function modifier combinations?

I would like to remap the key binding Shift+Option+7 (⇧⌥ 7) for the backward-slash \ to something much simpler like Option+. (⌥ .) perhaps using a command line tool like hdiutil. The answer to "How ...
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How to map “$” character to “€” on French AZERTY keyboard

I'd like to have a direct access to "€" character by pressing the physical "$" key rather than having to do "Alt/Option + $". I've been searching around and found this article: https://developer....
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Change left Cmd key to Ctrl Key wihout changing the right Cmd key in Macbook Pro High Sierra?

I have two command keys on my MacBook Pro(High Sierra). I often use control with my pinky finger. Is it possible to map only right Cmd key with control key while the left Cmd key should function as it ...
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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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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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How to create a keybinding using the [fn] key as a modifier, on an external keyboard?

Note: This is NOT the same question as How to create a keybinding using the [fn] key as a modifier? This question is about doing the same thing but on an external keyboard, which the proposed app (...
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Unintentionally remapped keys on a MacBook Air (2012)

One day my MacBook Air mysteriously remapped the 'U', 'I' and 'O' keys to all be the alt/option key. I've no idea what triggered this, I took it to the apple shop and it seems to stay that way when ...
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Firefox problems when remapping Copy to ctrl-c

I remapped Copy to ctrl-c via Preference>Keyboard>Shortcuts and it works pretty good. But when I have the find dialog open in Firefox, when I try and Copy I actually end up toggling "Match Case". I ...
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Left arrow key not working after spill, even with Karabiner? [duplicate]

I'm on a Macbook Pro 13 (mid-12, not retina), macOS High Sierra. I spilled a few droplets of water (actual water) and my left arrow key decided to stop working. That's fair. Then I thought i don't use ...
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help with Karabiner elements custom complex rule

I have a busted close-bracket key on my keyboard. Previously, I had used Karabiner to map L-control+open_bracket to close_bracket using a custom rule I wrote in the xml-format used by karabiner. ...
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How can I remap arrows keys to other short cut? [duplicate]

I am a programmer, I need to use arrows keys a lot, so can I remap these keys to other keys? I have downloaded the karabiner, however, I cannot define the complex modifications rules myself, ...
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Karabiner-Elements: How to re-map caps_lock based on applications

Objective This is more about to confirm if this configuration is correct to do remapping with Karabiner-Elements to remap: caps_lock to left_control if it is in Terminal caps_lock to left_control if ...
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How can i remap the eject key so i can use the the sleep shortcut on a Microsoft keyboard

My new microsoft keyboard doesn't have an eject button which makes it impossible to put my computer to sleep using the usual shortcut. Is there any way to remap the eject key to an existing key so i ...
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Map keyboard key to mouse click in a certain position

I want to map my keyboard's arrow buttons to mouse left clicks (mouse down/up) at specific areas of my screen. For example: left arrow key ---(map to)--> mouse left click at position W: 120px | H: ...
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How to change default settings for volume and brightness keys? [duplicate]

One of the best Mac OS keyboard shortcuts I've discovered this past year is that by pressing SHIFT+OPTION while pressing the volume up/down keys or brightness up/down keys, the levels change in ...
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How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control?

I used to use Karabiner to remap Right Alt to Right Control (as an Emacs user I use Control MUCH more that Alt) but updating to Sierra broke this. Downgrading is not an option. How do I manually ...
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Can I use Karabiner-Element or any other apps/workarounds to swap colon and semicolon in Sierra?

Until OS X El Capitan, I used Karabiner to swap the colon with the semicolon. However, at least until now, the Karabiner Element doesn't support a key swap where both of keys are based on the same ...
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Remap CapsLock to Delete on Sierra

Hi I've just got my MacBook Pro 2016 running 10.12.3 and I'm in a bit of a pickle... I can't seem to find a way to remap my CapsLock to Delete. I've tried using Seil, Ukelele and some other software,...
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How can I use the fn key as a standalone key on my Mac?

I want to use the fn key on my keyboard as a trigger for an AppleScript (.scpt file) via FastScripts. The reason that I want to do this is because the fn key is occupying coveted real estate on the ...
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Is it possible to swap option and command keys for a specific keyboard?

I just bought a Logitech USB keyboard (Logitech K120, if that matters.) It's a Windows keyboard, so it has a Windows key and an alt key. The Windows key maps to Command, and the Alt key maps to option....
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How can I remap these keyboard keystrokes?

I am beginning to use the U.S. keyboard because, as a developer, I have the key I use the most available more. Only problem is I lost direct access to the accent keys. So I want to remap the ...
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How to set different rules for different keyboards in Karabiner Element?

I am using MBP with external PC keyboard. I've swapped alt and cmd keys for the external keyboard in system preferences (on PC keyboards, alt key is sitting next to space). I am using caps lock to ...
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Does CapsLock to Escape remapping in System Preference work?

I remapped my CapsLock to Escape in System Preferences, but it doesn't work. I had to install Karabiner and remap it using that. Is there a way to just remap CapsLock using just the settings without ...
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Map left mouse button in Karabiner Elements

I want to map CapsLock to Left Mouse Button using Karabiner Elements in macOS Sierra. I used to have such mapping in previous OS X versions using Seil and Karabiner but those no longer work in ...
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changing forward slash key to return key

I've just bought a new Macbook Air and the keyboard is an International English keyboard instead of an English keyboard. This means that the return key is too far away. Normally the return key is ...
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Making Right Command and Right Option both work as Right Option without Karabiner or SEIL

I have actually accidently done this when I first got my macbook and set both the right command and right option as an option key. I don't remember how as when I exit both SEIL and Karabiner it still ...
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Specifying Terminal-only mapping in Karabiner

I am trying to remap specific Ctrl+<Key> combinations to Command+<Key> in Terminal.app using Karabiner. The following private.xml is used: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <...
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Remap FN key to OPTION key

I just got a new keyboard. How can I remap the FN key on only this external keyboard to option? So far I've played around with karabiner but haven't had success.
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MacBook Pro, Yosemite: change Finder shortcuts

I want to reassign Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ F to a custom command, but Finder reserves it to open 'All My Files'. I have looked around Preferences-Keyboard-Shortcuts, but the Finder shortcuts do not seem ...
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How to make NumLock/numpad cursor keys work on an external USB keyboard?

I have a Genius USB "partial" keyboard - a numpad like this one. It types digits and +-/*, but doesn't switch to cursor mode with NumLock off, and Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys were the reason I purchased ...
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Remap Space and Command

Basically, what I want to achieve is the second example here: As an example, we can make the space bar work as an additional ctrl key when held (similar to Space2ctrl) with the following sequence ...
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Allow different keys remaps for different keyboards

I'm using a MBP with a German keyboard. However, as you probably know, it is an annoying layout. Therefore, I use the normal US layout instead. This, however, was not enough. The upper left key (right ...
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Keyboard remapping SHIFT_L to '(' and holding SHIFT_L to normal SHIFT_L)

If I just pressed SHIFT_L (i.e. left shift button), I want it to type ( & if I am using SHIFT_L for a combination to work it like normal SHIFT_L. Eg: (typed key) ==> (expectation) SHIFT_L ...
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Can't swap Caps Lock and Esc keys using Seil

I'm using Seil to remap the Caps Lock button. Following by instruction I've deactivated Caps Lock by setting it to ‘No Action’ in System Preferences → Keyboard → Modifier Keys. Then went to Seil's ‘...
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Possible to remap CapsLock to emulate the “French - Numerical” behavior on a U.S qwerty keyboard

I would like to remap the capslock key to behave as such: When Off : letters are lowercase numbers are not active (symbols characters are active) other symbols (not on the numbers row) behave ...
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Different key-maps/bindings for in-built keyboard and Bluetooth keyboard

I oft have to use a Windows keyboard with my Macbook. I have two different profiles in Karabiner, but I don't want to have to keep switching between them. How can I have different profiles apply to ...
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Mac OSX not automatically remapping windows key to cmd

I'm currently using a Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate keyboard that works perfect with Windows 7. However, whenever I have it plugged into my Macbook pro (running OSX 10.9.5), the default mappings ...
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Map Control+Delete to Forward Delete

I use a wireless Apple keyboard at home and a wired (full sized) one at work. Now I constantly get confused when I want to do a forward delete, since I'm used to the fn+delete combination. Is it ...
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Key remapping without Karabiner

Through "System preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys" I had setup: Caps Lock as Ctl. Then, I installed the new Karabiner (formerly KeyRemapForMacBook) to achieve the following key-remap: Left ...
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Possible to remap CapsLock with modifier functionality?

I want the Caps Lock key to be left parenthesis, as in (, and right shift + Caps Lock to be right parenthesis, as in ). Is this possible in OS X? Seil (https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/seil.html.en) ...