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

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Disable Cmd Shift Q for cs go, cannot select it in keyboard pref

How can i disbable Command + Shift + Q for cs go, i can't figure it out. I use it for slow walking, ducking and moving around. I'm using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 I already tried this solution: ...
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How can I remap keys on an external keyboard, but keep the default layout on the internal?

I have an external keyboard with Windows keys. I'd like to remap the keys so the layout of the keys on the bottom-left is identical to the internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro. This... ...
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How do I remap WASD to arrow keys?

OK so, I saw this answer on another thread about how to remap keys: Apple's Technical Note TN2450 describes how to remap keys. Running the following command will remap Right Alt to be Right ...
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Remap Mac Keys - Terminal

I'm a newcomer here (you can tell by my question). To remap a key, do I just replace the two hexadecimal values for the key I wants to be changed and use the entire string in Terminal? 0x63 for ...
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Remap Keys in Catalina

I asked for, and received, key remapping instructions (Technical Note TN2450 -- but they were for High Sierra. Are those instructions also correct for Catalina? I want to remap the "num/clear" and ...
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Re-mapping tilde ~ to escape with hidutil, hex code is wrong on technical note?

I want to map my esc key to ~ tilde. Using this reference: How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control? I found this technical note Using this code: hidutil property --...
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Remapping Mac Keys [duplicate]

I just bought a KeyChron K4 keyboard (Gateron Blue switches -- it’s terrific) and the layout is a bit different from the standard 104 keys. I want to exchange two keys — the problem is with Karbiner ...
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Mapping USB keyboard Fn key to Option key with DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I have this usb keyboard and macOS 10.14.6. : I'm using the file DefaultKeyBinding.dict to remap several keys on a MacBook Pro. Is there a way to specify that my right Fn key has to be bound to the ...
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how do I map keys with xmodmap e.g. so the letter 'a' types the letter 'b'?

how do I map keys with xmodmap e.g. so the letter 'a' types the letter 'b'? I installed xmodmap with $ port install xmodmap (maybe used sudo port install xmodmap) And I understand from http://...
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Why is my keyboard shortcut option+command+\ mapping to command+c? [duplicate]

It's the weirdest thing, all of a sudden on macOS Catalina when I try to use my 1password shortcut option + command + \ it for some reason gets mapped to command + c. I checked here: http://...
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Map Option to Alt instead of Alt Gr

I've connected an external keyboard to my MacBook Pro. It's a Windows keyboard, but I'd rather not re-learn the swapped order of the Windows/Alt keys (vs. Option/Command keys). So I went to System ...
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Hot to make the fn key work like Ctrl EXCEPT when using f keys (f1, f2, f3, f4)

After looking it up I discover I can permanently change the behavior of the fn key - How do you make the fn keyboard button work like a Ctrl button? But I’d like this to be a conditional change. ...
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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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Unable to map \UA using DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I am using a german Windows keyboard and want to map the key with <>| on it to actually really write these symbols. Currently it writes <>| without modifier: ^ <>| with ...
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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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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 to remap fn modifier to another key modifier (on internal keyboard)?

In Preferences > Keyboard > Key modifiers, I am able to remap (swap) all key modifiers (Command, Option, Ctrl) but Fn. Indeed, for the function modifier, the only choice where I can map it is ...
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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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Textmate alt-f to move forward by one word

I've recently switched from Linux to Mac. One thing that is really killing my emacs memory muscles right now is the lack of alt+f and alt+b to jump forward and backward by word. I've gotten the meta/...
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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 mousebuttons in macos mojave

I use a wireless mouse (Anker vertical wireless) and the buttons which are supposed to go back or forward in a browser just turn on scrolling by mouse-movement. I'd like to remap these two buttons 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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How to map “Spacebar + 1” to “⌃1” on Karabiner Elements?

I'm looking for a way to remap Spacebar as a modifier for only the number row. For example, Spacebar + 0 = ⌃0, but for anything else Spacebar is just Spacebar. I found this post which does what I I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to use CapsLock as modifier key without consuming Alt+Shift keybinding?

I want to use CapsLock as a modifier key to type symbols like ({\})= using the alphabetical keys in the keyboard. For example: CapsLock+a is mapped to = CapsLock+k is mapped to \ To do this, I ...
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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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Karabiner ( KeyRemap4MacBook) Ctrl to Command, preserve Ctrl+Tab and Command+Tab

I've been struggling with this for a few hours now. What I want to achieve is I want to map Left Ctrl to Left Command ⌘. However, I want to preserve the functionality of Ctrl+Tab. So Ctrl+Anything ...
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Macbook Air Logitech K120 USB Keyboard auto remapping problem

I'm having an issue with my 2013 MacBook Air. From day one, I've been using my Logitech K120 USB keyboard with it, and it worked flawlessly from first plug, no problem at all. I've been a month away ...
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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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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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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 ...