Karabiner Elements
Karabiner Elements
12.9.0

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Karabiner Elements12.9.0

20 January 2020

MacBook keyboard remapper.

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 Karabiner Elements

Version 12.9.0:
New features:
  • Open config folder button has been added into Preferences.
  • The feature provides an easy way exporting configuration.
Improvements:
  • Added a workaround for non-dismissible Device is ignored temporarily alert which is caused by some devices that sends abnormal input events.
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed Add {key_code} to Karabiner-Elements button on EventViewer for unnamed keys (raw number key codes).
  • Fixed an issue that modifier flag events are not dispatched when changing pointing button while other character keys are pressed.
  • (e.g., when changing pointing_button::button3 -> command+pointing_button::button1, command modifier is not sent when button1 is pressed while t key is also pressed.)

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54 Reviews of Karabiner Elements

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0.5
Sleav
09 July 2019
Version: 12.5.0

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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.
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5
allenchiirogakutetsu
03 May 2020
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!
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Tony-169eda05
25 April 2020
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!
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Filou53
20 January 2020
Version: 12.8.0
it's now 12 9 0...
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5
numberer6
18 October 2019
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.
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0.5
Sleav
09 July 2019
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.
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5
Eric•Woehler
10 June 2019
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!
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Drdul
18 April 2019
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.
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Lumac52
12 November 2017
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.
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jrtmanmd
15 June 2017
Version: 10.22.0
This was great, until OSx 10.12. Has this been updated to work properly with Sierra (10.12)? :-(
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kingsj0405
06 October 2016
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.
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