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2019-12-20, 05:57

I've connected an external keyboard to my MacBook Pro. It's a Windows keyboard, so there's a few keys that are just… wrong.

I want to swap:
  • command and option (Windows and Alt)
  • caret and pipe (key below esc and key to the right of the left shift key)

macOS's built in swapping is cool, but only works for modifiers keys, and doesn't actually work correctly with this keyboard: it turns Alt into Alt Gr, for some reason.

So, anything I can do? Is there a GUI tool with more flexible remapping? Is there a .plist somewhere I can manually edit? Someone pointed me to a little key code logger. That's already helpful.
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2019-12-20, 06:10

Not sure how I didn't find Karabiner-Elements earlier.
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2019-12-20, 09:57

Cool, glad you found something!
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2019-12-20, 10:20

Somehow, writing it down for the third time (after already asking two other places) made me figure out what to search for.
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2019-12-20, 10:25

My googlefu sucks some times too and that is just the kind of thing that make me realize how to search for what I'm looking for.
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2020-01-08, 06:38

Hm. So about once a week (twice so far), the ctrl key (apparently) gets stuck. I don't have a remapping on that key, so I don't know if this is on Karabiner at all.

Symptoms include:
  • VMware no longer reacts to any events at all. The VM eventually seems to crash altogether.
  • The remapping no longer seems to apply.
  • Everything acts as if ctrl is held. For example, the Dock will suddenly use magnification.

I've tried restarting Karabiner, unplugging the keyboard, etc., all to no avail. Karabiner doesn't seem to log anything unusual.

Force-quitting VMware, then rebooting fixes it. Ugh.
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2020-01-10, 14:05

I have that kind of thing happen with my VMs every now and then too. Same resolution too. Primarily this is in 10.14 though. I haven't noticed it on my 10.15 machine.

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