Linux: Make CapsLock Do Home Key
How to make CapsLock do Home Key on Linux?
Create a file at
~/.Xmodmap with the following content:
! -*- coding: utf-8 -*- ! 2017-02-08 ! Linux: Make CapsLock Do Home Key ! http://xahlee.info/linux/linux_capslock_do_home_key.html ! keycode 66 = Caps_Lock NoSymbol Caps_Lock ! keycode 110 = Home NoSymbol Home clear Lock keycode 66 = Home NoSymbol Home
Now, run this line in terminal:
When you restart, that file will run automatically.
Note, xmodmap only works for X11 apps. If you are in linux virtual console [see Linux: How to use Virtual Console] , it won't work.
Here's how to change the key for console.
Change Key for Virtual Console
Written by 11fdriver, on 2018-12-18
Xmodmap does not work when Emacs is used in the console (accessed with Ctrl+Alt+F1 to Ctrl+Alt+F6 ) rather than X11. It's still reasonably simple to change.
Enter the keymap directory (see bottom of `man loadkeys'), and make a copy of your preferred keyboard layout. I use the Dvorak keyboard layout on Void Linux, so my commands are:
$ cd /usr/share/kbd/keymap/i386/dvorak/ # cp dvorak.map.gz xah-fly.map.gz # Emacs xah-fly.map.gz
Note: Debian and derivatives users may need to install the console-data package:
# apt-get install console-data $ cd /usr/share/keymaps/i386/dvorak/ # cp dvorak.kmap.gz xah-fly.kmap.gz # Emacs xah-fly.kmap.gz
The Caps_Lock key is usually bound to keycode 58, and Home to 102, but you should check these yourself using the `showkey' command.
Keymaps often already contain a Caps_Lock binding; just find replace
. The Home key generally needs an extra line to change it to Caps_Lock:
keycode 102 = Caps_Lock !Note: End this file with a blank line.
Test out your new keymap with the `loadkeys' command:
# loadkeys xah-fly.map.gz
On most Linux distributions, load this keymap at boot by editing the relevant line in /etc/rc.conf to read:
Debian-based distributions instead require you to add this line to /etc/default/keyboard:
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Linux Keybinding How-to
- Keyboard Software Guide
- Swap Control Alt Keys
- Set F2 F3 F4 to Cut Copy Paste
- CapsLock → Escape
- CapsLock → Home
- Shift Lock
- Key to Switch App
- Key Repeat Rate
- System Keyboard Layout
- Switch Keyboard Layout
- Change Volume
- Find Keyboard Key Scancode
- X11 Keyboard Key Names
- 2 Layouts for 2 Keyboards
- Chinese Input Setup
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