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

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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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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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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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How can I remap the volume buttons for custom use?

First of all, I only want to disable the standard volume buttons - I do not want to disable the buttons to change brightness, launchpad... I need this because I want those buttons to trigger scripts ...
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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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Can I change some but not all Apple keyboard function keys (dim vs F1, bright vs F2)?

I want to override F1 and F2 behavior, since I have external display and Mac can't control display's brightness. The rest of the keys should retain their non Fx I know about "Use all F1-F12 keys as ...
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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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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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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 make the enter key on my extended keyboard act as return only?

For some reason sometimes the numeric enter key acts as return and sometimes it doesn't. (I'm talking of the last key on the keyboard, the one with the "k" symbol tilted towards left.) I'd like to be ...
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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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How do I make full use of a generic 6-button mouse?

Somebody gave me a 6-mouse button. I want to make full use of the extra buttons as opposed to just using the basic 3 ones (left, on-scroller, and right buttons). First of all, I want to know where 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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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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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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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) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mountain Lion: Use standard keyboard function keys, F1, F2, etc.?

I'm having issues with Mountain lion in which I am unable to use my non-Apple keyboard's function keys, i.e. F1, F2 etc. Upon firing up System Preferences ➤ Keyboard, this is what I'm greeted with. ...
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Remap curved quotation marks in OS X?

So, the default key combinations to manually insert curved quotation marks (“” and ‘’) in OS X are: option + [ for “ option + ] for ‘ option + shift + [ for ” option + shift + ] for ’ Possibly due ...
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Remapping keys in KeyRemap4MacBook, how do I find keycodes?

I'm currently remapping some of the keys on my MacBook using KeyRemap4Macbook - in that process I need to remap the keys using this xml-file, namely private.xml, that is referenced here:http://pqrs....
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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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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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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 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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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 keyboard keys to other keyboard keys in an app specific manner?

I would like to have some way to specify that when I am focused on Spotify.app and I press the j key that it will translate into a ↓ key and be sent to the app. I would like this because I like vim ...
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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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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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Mapping does not work with some characters in KeyRemap4Macbook

I want to map Option+Dot and Option+Comma to word-by-word movement in KeyRemap4Macbook. Option+Dot works but Option+Comma does not. Also using any other character such as W, V etc. instead of Comma ...
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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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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 to remap 'Shift & Up/Down arrow keys' to type actual up & down arrows?

I do a lot of typing in Evernote and I really need an 'up arrow' and 'down arrow' instead of typing 'increasing' or 'decreasing'... Ideally pressing Shift and 'Up arrow' would be the best way to get ...
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Cannot differentiate between LEFT ⌘ (0x37) and RIGHT ⌘ (0x36) keys

I would like to swap the right-⌘ key with the right-⌥ key. KeyRemap4MacBook's EventViewer shows that Alt Gr key acts as the left-⌘ (Command_L in EventViewer), whereas I'd like to be the right-⌘ (...
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How to map PageDown to Option?

I have not been able to figure out how to map PageDown to Option. I have KeyRemap4MacBook installed, but the options they have in the "Change Key" pane don't allow me to do this. How can I map ...
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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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How can I remap a play-button keypress from a Bluetooth headset on OS X?

I have an LG Tone (HBS 700) Bluetooth stereo headset, and am using it with OS X Lion. The headset has a play/pause toggle button, but unlike my keyboard's play button, which will toggle play/pause ...
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How to Reverse Scrollwheel in Adobe Illustrator (holding Alt) using Karabiner?

Using Karabiner I'm trying to fix the annoying scrollwheel-zoom inconsistencies between Photoshop and Illustrator, i.e. the Alt + Scrollwheel Up/Down behavior. I favor Photoshop's way of zooming: Alt ...
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How do I map the keyboard media control keys to switch tabs instead?

These days I get all my music needs from streaming websites, so the media keys on my keyboard are basically useless to me: I want to map them to cmd+[ and cmd+], which is the shortcut to change tabs ...
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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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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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Remap the 'UpperCase' key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set caps lock to a more complex keystroke? I lost the tab key on my macbook and since i rarely use the uppercase key i'm wondering if it is possibe to use it instead ...
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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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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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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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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 ...