remap §/± to `/~ on max osx - 06-05-22

Got a new Macbook Pro with the start of my new job and I love it. Except. It did not come with and english keyboard. Now every time I try to type the backslash (`) or tilde (~) instead I get “§” or “±” 😔. Lucky for me there are a bunch of people with the same issue.

This base command to remap the key is:

$ hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":

but to make this survive a computer restart things get a little more complicated. For that you need you need a LaunchDaemon.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">


#/bin/sh -e

hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":


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