How to remove Karabiner-elements on your macOS and Mac OS X?

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This is an effective tutorial that helps you learn how to remove Karabiner on your macOS and Mac OS X. This tutorial contains an automatically removal solution, a manually removal solution and a video is provided which teach you how to remove Karabiner by MacRemover.

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What is it?

Karabiner is an absolutely amazing app that lets you remap keys at a very low level on macOS. I have completely remapped my keyboard with it and every key on my keyboard is a custom modifier key that I can program to do what I want.

Video: How To Automatically Remove Karabiner by MacRemover?

Use automatically removal solution to remove Karabiner in your macOS

1. Download and install MacRemover

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2. Switch to Finder and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu.

3. Locate the MacRemover icon and double-click on it.

4. Karabiner icon will be displayed on the Apps listview of MacRemover, and click on it.

5. Click “Run Analysis”, and then “Complete Uninstall”. Karabiner will be automatically and completely removed.

Use manually removal solution to remove Karabiner in your macOS

The steps listed below will guide you in removing Karabiner:

1. Switch to the Finder and select Go -> Utilities from the Finder menu.

2. Locate the Activity Monitor icon and double-click on it.

3. On the main window of Activity Monitor, find the entry for Karabiner-Elements, Karabiner-EventViewer, Karabiner-Menu, Karabiner-NotificationWindow, VirtualHIDDevice, fileop, Autoupdate select them and click Quit Process.

4. Switch to the Finder again and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu. Find the Karabiner icon, right-click on it and select Move to Trash. if user password is required, enter it.

5.Then, hold an Option key while the Finder’s Go is being selected. Select Library. Locate any folders that are named the following names and drag them to the Trash.

  • (in Applications folder)
  • (in Applications folder)
  • org.pqrs.Karabiner-Elements.Updater (in Caches folder)

6. The following files/folders of Karabiner, you need to use “rm” command to delete on the Terminal.

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  • org.pqrs
  • org.pqrs.karabiner.karabiner_console_user_server.plist
  • org.pqrs.karabiner.karabiner_session_monitor.plist
  • org.pqrs.karabiner.karabiner_grabber.plist
  • org.pqrs.karabiner.karabiner_observer.plist
  • ~/.local/share/karabiner

7. Restart your macOS.