- System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources > Select "Colemak"
- To get Caps Lock remapped to backspace including autorepeat:
- Switch off Caps Lock standard behavior: System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard > Modifier Keys ... -> set Caps Lock to "No Action"
- Use Seil
- To view the layout and to get used to some small differences specific to mac, use System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard: "Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar"
|Description:||Installation of the Colemak layout for Mac|
|File size:||0.1 MB|
|OS:||Mac OS X, version 10.2 or later|
Warning about passwords: If you have any passwords in your computer, either change them (e.g. with a password of numbers only), or learn them in the new layout!
- Download the keyboard layout file to the /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ or ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/ directory.
- Log out of OS X and log back in.
- Open System Preferences, click on the International icon, and in the Input Menu tab enable the layout.
- Make sure that the Show input menu in menu bar box is also checked.
- To switch quickly between layouts you can press Command+Option+Space.
- You can download Icons for the layout here. To install copy the files to the same directory where you copied the keyboard layout.
- Learn the layout.
Generating the XML keyboard layout from source
- Open the source file
- Go to the online keyboard layout generator and paste the entire source file in the layout specification input area.
Limitations of the online layout generator
- The 102nd key (usually '<') can't be configured.
- Firefox may take a long time to generate the layout. Try another browser if you're experiencing problems.
- The Caps Lock can't be remapped to Backspace.