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How to swap caps lock and control key

How to swap caps lock and control key

Swapping the caps lock key with Ctrl key is a good work around for laptop keyboard. So here is some tips.

on Linux

you can use xmodmap to change it (a utility for modifying keymaps and pointer button mappings in X).

here is the simple script.

Actually I remove the caps lock, so if anyone else can also use your keyboard with out any uncomfortable. (anyway I think caps lock is not necessary)

  • Here I just make the caps lock become the right control

  • you can save this as xmodchange file, and use xmodmap xmodchange to change your key map

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    remove Lock = Caps_Lock
    remove Control = Control_R
    keysym Control_R = Caps_Lock
    keysym Caps_Lock = Control_R
    add Lock = Caps_Lock
    add Control = Control_R

On windows:

  • I change the registry on windows to support this feature. Here is another tutorial