Karabiner-Elements is a powerful utility for keyboard customization on macOS Sierra or later.
Karabiner stopped working because of the keyboard driver architecture changes at macOS Sierra. Thus, Karabiner-Elements was made from scratch for new macOS.
Karabiner-Elements is ready to use today. It provides a useful subset of Karabiner's features that you can begin using immediately.
You can download the latest Karabiner-Elements from https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/
You can download previous versions of Karabiner-Elements from here: https://github.com/tekezo/pqrs.org/tree/master/webroot/osx/karabiner/files
- macOS Sierra (10.12)
- macOS High Sierra (10.13)
- macOS Mojave (10.14)
How to build
System requirements to build Karabiner-Elements:
- macOS 10.14+
- Xcode 10+
- Command Line Tools for Xcode
- CMake (
brew install cmake)
Step 1: Getting source code
Clone the source from github.
git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner-Elements.git
Step 2: Building a package
cd Karabiner-Elements make package
make script will create a redistributable Karabiner-Elements-VERSION.dmg in the current directory.
Note: About pre-built binaries in the source tree
Karabiner-Elements uses some pre-built binaries in the source tree.
make package command does not rebuild these binaries.
(These binaries will be copied in the distributed package.)
If you want to rebuild these binaries, you have to build them manually.
Please follow the instruction of these projects.
About rebuilding kext in Karabiner-VirtualHIDDevice
If you want to build kext in Karabiner-VirtualHIDDevice, macOS requires a valid certificate which be able to sign the built kext.
Unless such certificate, macOS refuses to load the built kext.
Please read a documentation about System Integrity Protection Guide for more details.
(We are including the pre-built kext binary to avoid the restriction that macOS requires a uncommon certificate.)
If you would like to contribute financially to the development of Karabiner Elements, donations can be made via https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/pricing.html