Karabiner-Elements is a powerful utility for keyboard customization on macOS Sierra (10.12) or later. (by pqrs-org)

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  • What is the best app for customize keyboard shortcuts for macOS?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/macapps | 18 Feb 2023
    Take a look at Karabiner-Elements
  • Custom shortcuts/scripts on MacOS?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/MacOS | 6 Dec 2022
    you might be able to get this to work with karabiner. There's existing rules for things like ctrl+h/j/k/l for arrow keys. Looks like there is a way to make regular keys act as modifiers too. I don't think your specific example anybody has made before, but it looks like it can be done.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/MacOS | 6 Dec 2022
  • KDE beats MacOS hands down
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/kde | 15 Nov 2022
    As for the tiling windows manager there is https://github.com/ianyh/Amethyst (there is yabai too but as I saw you need to change some critical files for it to work) For keyboard shortcuts you can use karabiner https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements (you can import configs from its site to make the OS usable)
  • Apps that should be paid, but are not (Part 2)
    9 projects | reddit.com/r/macapps | 3 Nov 2022
    GitHub - pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements: Karabiner-Elements is a powerful utility for keyboard customization on macOS Sierra (10.12) or later.
  • How do I change a keybinding from Caps + W to Caps only?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Karabiner | 30 Aug 2022
    I just came across https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements/issues/1225 and it looks like I can modify the file at ~/.config/karabiner/karabiner.json so I don't need to use the UI to edit JSON
  • Ask HN: Have you ever had a changed-your-life moment?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jul 2022
    Karabiner Elements is ~19 MB: https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements/releases

    In your screenshot, the value you reference is the size of the entire package repository: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask

    Your point still stands as these sizes are larger than one would expect. Just food for thought.

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    32 projects | reddit.com/r/hackintosh | 1 Jun 2021
    - Lulu : user friendly and easy to use firewall - Stats : monitoring your hack/mac hardware (temps, fans, HDD, SSD...), basically a copy of iStat Menu but free - KeepingYouAwake : keep your hack/mac awake (prevent from going to sleep mode without modifying system parameters) - Hackintool : The Swiss army knife of vanilla Hackintoshing (must have) - HoRNDIS : use your Android phone's native USB tethering mode to get internet access - AppCleaner : thoroughly uninstall apps - AppPolice : quickly throttle down the CPU usage of any running process - Onyx : clean and configure your hack/mac - HandBrake : open source video transcoder - Shutter Encoder: easy to use video transcoder - Keka : lightweight and powerful file archiver - Sublime Text : lightweight and powerful text editor - SuperDuper! : backup your disks, make the copy bootable if necessary - Teamviewer : control your hack/mac from another device (phone/computer/tablet) - VirusTotalUploader : check for malware inside a file - Malwarebytes : scan your system drive for malware - WineBottler : use Windows apps on MacOS - Karabiner-Elements : configure your keyboard as you want (useful to configure hotkeys on a windows keyboard) - IriunWebcam : use your phone as a wireless webcam - DaVinci Resolve: professional video editing software - Shifty : get more control over Nigh Shift
  • Sensible macOS Defaults
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Mar 2021
    Cap locks should be control the way god intended it! :)

    You can use the hidutil if you want to script changes yourself:


    Or Karabiner Elements:


    I have an Filco Japanese keyboard and the default settings on macOS even when the keyboard is set to Japanese (QWERTY JIS) gets the 英数 (alphanumeric) key, and かな (kana) key wrong (and they are supported on the built in laptop keyboard).

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