Questions tagged [remapping]

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Change send mail shortcut to tab + enter in Apple Mail

I'm looking for a way to change the default "send" shortcut in mail to "tab + enter" (like gmail) I've found a way to change it to cmd + enterwith the following: defaults write com.apple.mail ...
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Updating modifier keys from the command line takes no effect

The goal: map "Caps Lock" to "Control" from the command-line. I'm trying to update the modifier keys from the command-line with the following command as explained here and here but to no effect. $ ...
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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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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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Modifier keys settings does not work on login screen

I am using a PC keyboard and have to switch the Win (⌘ Cmd key) and the Alt (Opt key) for this to feel like a proper Apple keyboard. I have this remapped via System Preferences for my user account ...
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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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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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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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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 ...