My private.xml for Karabiner

If you’re a fan of mechanical keyboards, and specifically a fan of smaller layouts like 60% or even 40% (like the Planck keyboard), chances are that you need to remap your keys somehow to make the keyboard behave like you need it to.

Now, if you use a Mac there’s only one real choice for this: Karabiner. With this beautiful powerful tool you can accomplish almost anything concerning your keyboard.

The best part is that you can write your own remappings. This is done in a specific XML file that gets interpreted by Karabiner.  Here’s what I imported and wrote myself over the time I have used it.

I won’t show everything here because the file is just too large, but here’s what you can do with it. The following is an example that shows how I created media keys WHERE I WANTED on a Pok3r.

Look at the complete file over at my Github-Account.

If you want to understand how this works or want to create your own mappings, take a look into the Karabiner Private.xml Documentation. There you find every keycode and examples on how to use karabiner.

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