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KEYBOARD Swapping the CapsLock and the left Ctrl keys

If the key immediately to the left of A is Caps Lock and that at the bottom left corner is Ctrl (or vice versa), and you'd like them the other way around, here's how.

Copy the following:

! Swap Caps_Lock and Control_L
remove Lock = Caps_Lock
remove Control = Control_L
keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock
keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L
add Lock = Caps_Lock
add Control = Control_L

If there's no .Xmodmap in your home directory, paste this text into a new file and save it as ~/.Xmodmap; if ~/.Xmodmap already exists, instead paste the text within ~/.Xmodmap and save the result.

That's all. (It's not necessary to specify anywhere that .Xmodmap must be called.) Your future is now key-swapped.

With thanks to KonkaNok (here) and xaos52 (here).

howto/swap_capslock_and_left_ctrl.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/25 18:15 by machinebacon
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