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switch keyboard layout with Caps Lock

asked 2015-11-23 15:43:24 +0000

forseti gravatar image

I would love to be able to switch keyboard layout with Caps Lock, how can I do it?

I tried to put Caps_Lock in the Ibus Preferences => Keyboard Shortcuts => Next Input Method

and when I use capslock language indicator in the tray changes, but when I am trying to type, it is still capital versus non capital letters.

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answered 2015-12-04 13:01:16 +0000

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You can also try the preset configuration of xkb. For example, add following line to your xsession (it maps caps to ctrl):

setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps

BTW, some application will overwrite the xkb configuration (eg, fcitx). So, you may need to check the wiki pages of your apps if it doesn't work.

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answered 2015-11-24 08:47:28 +0000

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As I understand you would like to disable Caps_Lock entirely.
To do so, I have the following lines added to my .Xmodmap file.

clear Lock
keycode 66 = Escape

clear Lockdisables the CapsLock key
keycode 66 = Escape maps Caps
Lock to Escape. For me it did not work with mapping by name, so had to map it's keycode directly.

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