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.
Karabiner (formerly KeyRemap4MacBook) is an awesome utility for keyboard customization for Mac OS X. - You can re-map any key without any restriction. - You can accelerate speed of the key repeat. Karabiner offers frequently used settings. You can activate them by simply clicking the checkbox in the list. If the settings which you want are not in the list, you can add them by yourself. Karabiner has many useful features for efficient keyboard operations. You can do Emacs-style operations anywhere. You can do Vi-style operations anywhere. You can do Mouse operations from keyboard.
What's new in this version:
- The continuous key sequence will be improper order in environments which VMWare Fusion is installed.
- A message "Karabiner cannot connect with kernel extension" might be shown in some environment.
- Show an error alert when Karabiner is not placed in /Applications.
Updates for people who add new settings by oneself:
- Added KeyCode::VK_IOHIKEYBOARD_TOGGLE_NUMLOC... See all new features »