Microsoft keyboard layout creator Alternatives for Mac

    Microsoft keyboard layout creator is not available for Mac but there are a few 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 four 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 (Free), DoubleCommand (Free, Open Source) and Physcape (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 8, 2021

    1. 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).
    2. 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.


    3. DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words change the way your keyboard works.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Physical escape key for macbooks with the Touch Bar.
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