Remapping § to ~ + brightness keys from macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

A year ago, I wrote about bringing the UK keyboard layout closer to the US one on my M2 Air here, however, that suddenly stopped working. While attempting to run the command involved by hand, I realised that it had to be executed as root.

Apple updated macOS such that those special keys couldn’t be remapped as a regular user anymore. Although everything in the previous post remains valid, simply change the location of the file from ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.judepereira.keyremapping.plist to /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.judepereira.keyremapping.plist, and you’re good to go.

Since this is a launch daemon, you will most likely need to restart your Mac (pfff – remember those good ‘ol Windows XP days?).


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