Is there any way to remap the magnifier key, (and/or the brightness keys) on the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID natively?
I would probably be able to do it with Keyboard Maestro or the likes, but I was wondering if it’s possible to do natively before I install one of the third party apps.
I would like to use one of the keys to view the desktop.
Yes, I can get that part to work, and I suppose it’ll do for now. The next level that I ideally want is that I don’t have to press the function key. I don’t use the brightness keys or the Spotlight key, so I had hoped they could serve other purposes without too much fiddling with 3rd party software.
If this doesn’t work for me, I’ll just get Keyboard Maestro. I’ll probably find good use for that elsewhere, too.
You can have multiple profiles reassigning multiple functions to the same key and switch between profiles as you need. It’s not a replacement for Keyboard Maestro, but if all you want is to reassign keys to existing function, that’s what I would use. I think it’s free.
EDIT: but Keyboard Maestro is awesome, totally worth it in the long run
I think you need to uncheck « Use all F1, F2, etc. Keys as standard function keys » in Karabiner, otherwise, it’s going to use the standard function (ie. do regular F1 things, not « mac » things). At least that’s the setup I have (it’s unchecked). But then if you want to keep using special functions (ie. whatever is drawn on the Apple keyboard) with the other F keys, you have to remap them as well otherwise they’re going to do nada.
I remember having to play around with that checkbox to get things to work how I wanted…
EDIT: clarified my initially confusing explanation….
I tried Fluor, at least I tried to try Fluor. When I attempted to launch it I got a ‘server not found’ error (I do not recall the exact text) and then nothing. It was running but presented no UI at all. I had to restart my Mac to get to clean things up.