• Navigation
  • open search





Karabiner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Average User Rating:
out of 5 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 19, 2016
  • Price:
  • File Size:
  • Downloads Last Week:
  • Platform:
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review


Mac users may want the ability to alter their keyboard settings to change keys, as well as other options. KeyRamp4MacBook for Mac permits a number of settings and key changes that could be useful for a small number of users.

KeyRemap4MacBook for Mac downloaded quickly, but to install it the system needed a complete restart, which was an inconvenience. Technical support was not available, but the program did not reveal any bugs during testing. The lack of tutorials would be problematic for early Mac users since the interface was very cluttered and difficult to decipher. After the computer restarted, the application's main menu presented us with few graphics but many buttons. The top row offers main sections for key changes, repeat settings, and menu bars, among other options. Within those are a number of sub-buttons each adjusting some keyboard operation. The changes took effect quickly and operated as indicated. While it was difficult to sift through the available selections, once the desired option was found, it was easy to make changes to the settings. The presence of an uninstaller was also a welcome feature.

KeyRamp4MacBook for Mac performs its functions well but the interface could be more user-friendly. While the program is not likely to appeal to average users, it will be appreciated by those who need to make changes to their keyboard configuration.

read more +

Publisher's Description

read more +
User Reviews

Results 1–5 of 5

5 stars

"Finally!!! Shift Delete = Forward Delete again!"

June 02, 2012  |  By mpias

2012-06-02 23:32:58  |  By mpias

 |  Version: KeyRemap4MacBook 7.7.0


An extremely powerful replacement for the now defunct DoubleCommand!


None that I've seen.


I finally have my Shift Delete = Forward Delete back! KeyRemap4MacBook seems to be overkill for one simple function that should have been in ROM in the first place, but what the hey, maybe I'll develop a need for some of its other options. At any rate, I'm a happy camper!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Great piece of work."

April 17, 2012  |  By dlclapp

2012-04-17 05:16:42  |  By dlclapp

 |  Version: KeyRemap4MacBook 7.5.0


Does exactly what I want. It also has many other capabilities that may be useful. After installation, see the preferences. Works with Lion & SL.


None for me.


I do slide shows with iPhoto onto TVs. iPhoto uses left/right arrows to step through pictures. My Kensington remote transmits page up/down. I asked the author if the program could do that. They added that feature to the program and ONLY for iPhoto.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Quickly Uninstalled"

December 15, 2011  |  By jamiekayam

2011-12-15 09:42:51  |  By jamiekayam

 |  Version: KeyRemap4MacBook 7.5.0


none for me


program appears to be wrapped malware/virus


Upon completing installation and restarting my Mac, my Peer Guardian Alert software lit up like a Christmas Tree! It appears this KeyReMap program is wrapped in a malware/virus program that prioritizes sending info about your computer out over the internet before you even start to use it. I was really surprised to encounter such a fraud on I immediately uninstalled the software.

I was really hoping to use this software to customize my Logitech N305 wireless number pad, but so far, my search goes on.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Hooray! I have my forward-delete button back!"

September 13, 2011  |  By Shankland

2011-09-13 01:15:26  |  By Shankland

 |  Version: KeyRemap4MacBook 7.4.0


This software gives you detailed keyboard customization abilities, but the only one I really needed was a forward-delete key that's tremendously useful when typing text. There are dozens of other options, too.


1. It overrode my low-delay, fast-repeat setting with its own repeat rate. 2. Eject key can't be remapped to forward-delete, but that's Apple's design not the software's fault.


I installed this for a single reason, the ability to get a forward-delete key that I'm accustomed to when using Windows. But the software has countless other options, including the ability to mix and match function keys (F1-F12) and their alternate functions (screen brightness, volume, etc.) It's also got a range of useful options for people who like vi, vim, or emacs editors; tweaked defaults for using specific software such as VMware; different keyboard layouts like Dvorak; and stuff I'd never thought of like combinations of trackpad and keystrokes.

My instinct was to remap the eject key to forward delete, but unfortunately this is a bad option because of the way the Mac is set up: it can't register repeats with it, only single taps. Consequently I chose to remap the right option key, which I almost never use, to forward delete. Now I just have to reprogram my muscle memory to learn it.

The software also lets you fine-tune key repeat rates. Unfortunately, though, its default settings overrode my own earlier ones (minimum delay before repeat, maximum repeat rate). I settled on an initial wait of 300ms and a key repeat rate of 43ns. I only changed the first two settings.

I haven't explored the full range of what the software can do, but I recommend it. I'm considering changes to other ergonomically subpar keys such as caps lock and tilde, but that'll have to be for another day's exploration.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Awesome-Forward Delete on my MacBook Pro"

April 02, 2010  |  By PrivettP

2010-04-02 04:52:47  |  By PrivettP

 |  Version: KeyRemap4MacBook 6.5.0


The thing that drove me crazy about Mac was the lack of a forward delete. I now have the forward delete on the exact opposite place of the backspace (Macs Delete). Logitech control center works better with it. Light and unobtrusive.


I can find no Cons.


I tried read reviews and previously tried Double Click, but the options that software had did not satisfy how I wanted to customize a forward delete key to a single key. I have set the forward delete key to the single forward quote that I never use. Because it is exactly opposite of the backwards delete key on the keyboard (mirror image), it's in the perfect place. This software is also unobtrusive and does not interfere or slow down other functions or actions. The software designer will also customize the software to suite your needs that go beyond what is available in a very short time. As a lifetime PC user, not having a single key for forward delete was my top complaint with Macs. Now that I have it and shared it with all my other friends who use Macs, the also see the advantage and wonder why Apple has refused to address this for over a decade. This software also allows you to remap other keys if you wish. I prefer this over double click because the software has more efficient code, more versatile, has far greater and personal support . Double click also sometimes affected other applications that were slowed. I'm now very happy. Even my mouse improved.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–5 of 5

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Karabiner
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

see all reviews +

Full Specifications

Publisher Takayama Fumihiko
Publisher web site
Release Date July 19, 2016
Date Added July 19, 2016
Version 10.21.0
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.15MB
File Name Karabiner-10.21.0.dmg
Total Downloads 6,450
Downloads Last Week 20
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
read more +

Submit a problem report for Karabiner

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.


The Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software



Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report


Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.