how plugin windows can be closed with esc - mac - Karabiner takes 3min

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Post 17 Feb 2024

1. Download Karabiner-Elements from
2. Install the software and grant all necessary permissions as prompted during setup.
3. Once installed, launch Karabiner-Elements.
4. Click on 'Add your own rule' under Complex Modifications. Remove any existing configurations if present.
5. Add the following rule:

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    "description": "Map Esc to Command-W",
    "manipulators": [
            "from": {
                "key_code": "escape",
                "modifiers": {
                    "optional": [
            "to": [
                    "key_code": "w",
                    "modifiers": [
            "type": "basic"

6. Save the changes.

This will globally remap the Escape key to perform the Command-W action. Be aware that this modification will apply globally, affecting all applications.
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Post 17 Feb 2024

This looks like a Mac application, no?
You can also program the ANY key in system prefs to do this, with the benefit that it only applies to Reason if you don't want it to apply globally.
That said, do you know how this differs from Keyboard Maestro, functionally speaking?
If only there was a command to OPEN the selected plugin window then you could have a single button for both open and close… ;(
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