Karabiner for Mac

3.8 MB   3,975 downloads
10.8.0 100% FREE Donationware    
3.6/5 39
An easy to use Mac OS X application designed to help you remap your keyboard, adjust the delay until repeat time interval, and more.

editor's review





Remapping keyboard keys is a common practice, especially if you need to write text in various languages that are using special characters, or if you want to create personalized keyboard shortcuts.

Unobtrusive key remapping solution that works in the background

Karabiner is a minimalist Mac OS X application that resides in your status bar and enables you to extensively customize the key’s effect. Note that you must start by adding the app to the list of utilities that can control you Mac (open the System Preferences window and navigate to the Security&Privacy tab).

The Karabiner status bar menu application enables you to quickly access the Preferences window where you can establish the remapping rules, or the EventViewer window designed to help you check if certain settings are effective in specific applications.

Effortlessly remap your keyboard behavior and adjust the key repeat delay

For your convenience, Karabiner comes with a collection of predefined functions that can adjust the behavior of your keyboard without requiring any configuration: simply open the Preferences window and, in the Change Key panel, enable the modification you want to make by checking the attached box.

Noteworthy is that Karabiner allows you to define multiple profiles, and that you can quickly switch between them via the app’s status bar. You may even create activation keyboard shortcuts for each profile.

Uncomplicated solution for remapping your keyboard and adjusting its behavior to match your own needs

Karabiner enables you to remap your keyboard by applying various predefined settings, but also offers you the possibility to make your own settings, by manually editing the private.xml document.

The application includes tools for adjusting the key repeat interval for each function, and comes with an EventViewer that can help you verify if the settings work properly. Moreover, Karabiner offers support for using multiple profiles.

Karabiner was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Last updated on August 25th, 2015

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