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Karabiner Elements
Karabiner Elements
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Karabiner Elements free download for Mac

Karabiner Elements

MacBook keyboard remapper.

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Karabiner Elements overview

Karabiner Elements (earlier was Karabiner, and even earlier was KeyRemap4MacBook) is powerful and stable keyboard customizer for macOS.

Features:
  • Simple Modifications: Map normal keys to arbitrary key functions
  • Complex Modifications: Map keys by complex rules. e.g., key to modifiers, modifiers+key to key, send key event if pressed alone, etc
  • Function Keys: Map function keys to arbitrary key functions
  • Devices: Apply modifications to specified keyboards only
  • Profiles: Support the creation of multiple profiles that the user can switch between
  • Modifier Flag Sync:Synchronize modifier flags across all connected keyboards
  • Secure Keyboard Entry Support:Work well on Secure Keyboard Entry environment such as a password prompt, terminal with Secure Keyboard Entry, etc

What’s new in version 14.10.0

Updated on Sep 26 2022

Improvements:
  • Update set_mouse_cursor_position to use the current screen if screen option is not specified.
  • Sparkle Framework has been updated.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue that the device_if and device_unless does not work if vendor_id or product_id is zero. (or more precisely, if vendor_id or product_id cannot be retrieved and is set to 0)
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Information

License

Free

Size

20.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/

Downloads

134686

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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jcarlin
jcarlin
Jan 7 2022
14.3.0
0.0
Jan 7 2022
0.0
Version: 14.3.0
Trying to swap the fn and left_ctrl keys on my new Logitech MX Mini but it's not working… Like, nothing changes. Any tips?
joshuasvk
joshuasvk
Nov 5 2021
14.2.0
0.0
Nov 5 2021
0.0
Version: 14.2.0
It would be great if it worked. My fn key and touchbar are completely messed up, it shows F-keys but when pressed it actually adjusts sounds/screen so it is obviously not running the F-keys.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 7 2021
13.7.0
0.0
Sep 7 2021
0.0
Version: 13.7.0
UNINSTALLING & UPDATING: Karabiner Elements is ODD in that it root locks its two apps such that no administrator can unlock them and therefore cannot toss them into the Trash for removal. BE NOT AFRAID! If you go into the 'Misc' tab inside the app, you'll find you can 'Uninstall' from there, and it works. You'll also find under that tab the 'Update' option, which will also work, despite the app being root locked. Yes, this is unheard of in my long Mac experience! But the app itself provides access to both options.
raynerdesign
raynerdesign
Mar 16 2021
13.3.0
0.0
Mar 16 2021
0.0
Version: 13.3.0
Thanks Tony, being locked out from removing the app scares the hell out of me. I followed your tip, but now I have 2 remnants folders and apps I can't delete, but zero bytes, so no problem. However, after restarting I still have 4 (or maybe 5) Karabiner processes running: Karabiner-DriverKit-VirtualHIDDeviceClient karabiner_grabber karabiner_observer karabiner_session_monitor and maybe kdc Who knows what they're up to?
Sampler
Sampler
Mar 14 2021
13.3.0
4.0
Mar 14 2021
4.0
Version: 13.3.0
Version 12.10.1 Good for my simple needs: 1. Right Option Key -> Control key 2. Touchbar function key changes: With fn key down: f10-> sound off, f11-> sound volume down slider; , f12 -> sound volume up slider f8-> brightness down slider f9-> brightness up slider That said, I won't be updating to 13.10 as, according to the What's New list, the app will no longer change touchbar function keys.
Ttrtilley
Ttrtilley
Nov 17 2020
13.1.0
0.0
Nov 17 2020
0.0
Version: 13.1.0
Can this program remap the "Office key" on a Microsoft keyboard to a "right command key"?
khritovs-1
khritovs-1
Nov 2 2020
13.1.0
5.0
Nov 2 2020
5.0
Version: 13.1.0
Simply awesome
ying17
ying17
Jun 21 2020
12.9.0
5.0
Jun 21 2020
5.0
Version: 12.9.0
Coming from a Linux/Windows background, switching to a Macbook pro was really difficult for me becuase the keyboard shortcuts were really hard to get used to. In particular, when I had to switch between Remote Desktop and RemoteViewer (Spice) to access my other enviornments keyboard shortcuts were all messed up b/c of muscle memory on what keys I hit. So glad I found Karabiner Elements, having the ability to re-map keys (by application, by which keyboard I had plugged in) has been an absolute game changer. It's turned my Mac experience from mildly annoying to almost enjoyable!
earthwormscrawl
earthwormscrawl
Jun 8 2020
12.9.0
5.0
Jun 8 2020
5.0
Version: 12.9.0
I'm an electrical engineer who's been writing software for over 40 years, so it's hard to come up with anything that confuses me. On the other hand, I think a non-technical person could get overwhelmed by this utility. That being said, I can't live without this. I use Parallels VM manager with Windows and Linux on my MAC and I need the mapping control. The ability to program the rocker buttons on my Logitech trackball to slide between Mac desktops is addictive.
allenchiirogakutetsu
allenchiirogakutetsu
May 3 2020
12.9.0
5.0
May 3 2020
5.0
Version: 12.9.0
for non technical person it is very easy and fast to use. the software comes with online resources to download without much configuration. i installed and download the "halfqwerty" configuration within the app and got it working in less than 5 minutes!
Tony-169eda05
Tony-169eda05
Apr 25 2020
12.9.0
1.0
Apr 25 2020
1.0
Version: 12.9.0
Agreed with last poster. Impossible to install unless you do it at the command level. It's locked on install and no way to unlock it. I was going into the Contents folder of the app (right click on the app > Show Package Contents) and found everything there was locked too. I literally Got Info on every item, added myself to Permissions and then gave myself Read/Write privileges so I could at least delete those files. But I couldn't delete the app itself until I found this site: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/362662/how-to-delete-a-locked-app It seemed to work (the app icons were gone from the Applications folder) but if it was running before you uninstalled it, look at your status bar at top. I noticed that despite uninstalling it, it was open and active in the status bar. Found another page dealing with that issue: https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements/issues/459 All in all, if an app makes it this hard to uninstall, I'm 100% suspicious. Install at your own risk. I hope I got everything off!
Filou53
Filou53
Jan 20 2020
12.8.0
0.0
Jan 20 2020
0.0
Version: 12.8.0
it's now 12 9 0...
numberer6
numberer6
Oct 18 2019
12.7.0
5.0
Oct 18 2019
5.0
Version: 12.7.0
Using IBM Model M keyboard with 2019 Macbook pro. Needed Karabiner to create a keyboard mapping for "command" key. Sacrificed F5/F6 to left/right command keys; works. I'm not using complex mappings, but for this simple, but essential mapping, no issues.
Sleav
Sleav
Jul 9 2019
12.5.0
0.5
Jul 9 2019
0.5
Version: 12.5.0
I would recommend that unless you are a very experienced Mac user you steer clear - this software may do what it says it will do re keyboard remapping, but when it comes time you dont want it on your system anymore, good luck! The app is installed with something called an Immutable Flag. it will ask permission to bypass your security settings, install itself, locked, and almost nothing you can do as a User will allow you to get rid of it. I had log in as a Root user and then use several Terminal commands to change the locked flag just to allow me to delete it.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jun 10 2019
12.5.0
5.0
Jun 10 2019
5.0
Version: 12.5.0
Recommended! Highly useful and versatile key mapper - I have mapped the back slash to a forward delete function on my MacBook's keyboard. Huge numbers of options for any remapping you want to do to customise your work flow. 5 stars!
Drdul
Drdul
Apr 18 2019
12.2.0
5.0
Apr 18 2019
5.0
Version: 12.2.0
Skip 12.2.0 if you have a 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro. On mine, 12.2.0 disabled the keyboard backlight and at one point completely disabled the keyboard until I restarted. There are similar reports from several others on Github.
Lumac52
Lumac52
Nov 12 2017
10.22.0
0.0
Nov 12 2017
0.0
Version: 10.22.0
The developer has now released version 11 of Karabiner and it works on macOS High Sierra! I am looking forward to trying it out, as it used to be one of my indispensable apps.
jrtmanmd
jrtmanmd
Jun 15 2017
10.22.0
3.0
Jun 15 2017
3.0
Version: 10.22.0
This was great, until OSx 10.12. Has this been updated to work properly with Sierra (10.12)? :-(
kingsj0405
kingsj0405
Oct 6 2016
10.21.0
5.0
Oct 6 2016
5.0
Version: 10.21.0
I hear switch fn and ctrl_l is impossible from some anwser on stack overflow. But it well done with this app.
jfblagden
jfblagden
Jul 12 2016
10.21.0
0.0
Jul 12 2016
0.0
Version: 10.21.0
1. How do you use Karabiner to map the keys of a gamepad? 2. How do you make Karabiner map the button under the scroll wheel to the play/pause button on the keyboard so you can play or pause a song just by depressing the button under the scroll wheel?
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