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Microsoft keyboard layout creator Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft keyboard layout creator is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Karabiner Elements, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Microsoft keyboard layout creator and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Microsoft keyboard layout creator are Ukelele, Keyman, DoubleCommand and Physcape.

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  • Windows

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    Karabiner Elements

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).

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  2. Ukelele icon

    Ukelele

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    The macOS supports an XML-based format for keyboard layouts (.keylayout files). However, modifying keyboard layouts—let alone creating entirely new keyboard layouts, such as for a new script—by directly editing the XML text is tedious and error-prone.

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    Keyman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    With keyboards for over 2000 languages, Keyman lets you type in your language anywhere. You can create your own keyboards with Keyman Developer. Keyman is completely free and open source, and runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and web.

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    DoubleCommand

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words change the way your keyboard works.

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    Physcape

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Physical escape key for macbooks with the Touch Bar.

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