Karabiner-Elements 14.12.0

Karabiner-Elements 14.12.0

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-Elements is a minimalistic app 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 your Mac (open the System Preferences window and navigate to the Security&Privacy tab).

The 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-Elements 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 the app 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-Elements 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.

More importantly, the application also 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.

What's New:

Version 14.12.0:

New Features

  • Added the ability to switch application icons. This can be changed from the UI tab in Settings.
  • Added new application icons. (Thanks to @Zabriskije)
  • Added the following variables in MultitouchExtension. (Thanks to @codeanpeace)


  • Prevent moving the mouse from waking up from sleep by ungrab devices during system sleep. (Thanks to @aspacca)
  • Fixed inconsistent and confusing brightness label in Simple Modifications. (Thanks to @revolter)
  • Improved MultitouchExtension to synchronize finger count (half and quarter) variables with finger movement.
  • Moved “Disable the built-in keyboard while this device is connected” settings into Devices tab from Devices > Advanced tab in Settings.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that dynamic keyboard type change (ANSI, ISO and JIS) by changing the country code of the virtual keyboard did not work properly.


  • Title: Karabiner-Elements 14.12.0
  • Developer: Takayama Fumihiko
  • Compatibility: macOS 11.0 or later
  • Language: English
  • Size: 24.4 MB
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