Remap MacBook Pro (16") fn to command keySeptember 07, 2020 - 2 min read 🍵
I wanted to share this quick step by step on how to remap the MacBook Pro 16” (2019) fn key to act as the option key on MacOS (ctrl to windows). I have always been a PC user. Adjusting to the placement of the command key was difficult when I would try to do ctrl+c/v for copy and pasting.
You will need to download and install a free tool called Karabiner-Elements.
- Download and install Karabiner-Elements
- Open the tool and do the prompt to enable the Security & Privacy settings
- Click on Apple Icon (top left) and hit
- Make sure the lock is unlocked and check mark both the
If you do not see the
karabiner_grabber, right click the
karabiner_observer and click on the
Show in Finder. Drag the
karabiner_grabber from the folder into the list of App section if the Security & Privacy window and enable it.
Karabiner-Elements and map as seen below
left_command by using add item.
You will still be able to access the fn key functionality for your touch bar and will function as normal. Other shortcut commands like fn+c/v will function just like how you would expect when using ctrl on Windows, thus sacrificing close to nothing when you switch over with the shortcut commands between operating systems