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Karabiner (KeyRemap4MacBook) is a powerful utility for keyboard customization.

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Karabiner is a powerful utility for keyboard customization.

  • Change the key mappings (For example, "Change Right Option to Enter")
  • Change the key repeat speed.
  • The revival of a lost NumPad key (Fn+jkluio789…)
  • Features for more efficient operations. (Emacs Mode, Vi Mode, Mouse Keys Mode, ...)

Prior to version 9.3.0, Karabiner was called KeyRemap4MacBook.

Useful links

You can also get the latest stable release package via fixed URL.

$ curl -L -O https://pqrs.org/latest/karabiner-latest.dmg

System requirements

Karabiner works for all Mac products, including the MacBook series, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro, with the requirement that the product runs OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher.

  • If you require Karabiner for OS X 10.6 - 10.8, please use KeyRemap4MacBook 8.4.0.
  • If you require Karabiner for OS X 10.4 - 10.5, please use KeyRemap4MacBook 5.1.0.

How to build

System requirements:

Please install Boost into /opt/local/include/boost. (eg. /opt/local/include/boost/version.hpp)

Step 1: Getting source code

Download the source to master.tar.gz in the current directory, this can be re-executed to restart a cancelled download.

curl -OLC - https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner/archive/master.tar.gz

Extract the master.tar.gz file to "Karabiner-master" and delete the tar.gz file

tar -xvzf master.tar.gz && rm master.tar.gz

Step 2: Building a package

cd Karabiner-master

The make script will create a redistributable Karabiner-VERSION.dmg in the current directory.

Note: The build may fail if you have changed any environment variables or if you have modified scripts in the /usr/bin locations. Use a clean environment (new account) if this is the case.

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