Microsoft Windows: Swap Caps Lock, Alt, Control Keys

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How to swap Lock and Control key?

Install AutoHotkey, and create a file with the following content, then double click the file.

; AutoHotkey
; make capslock do control
Capslock::Ctrl

How to swap Alt and Control keys?

; AutoHotkey
; swap alt and control
Ctrl::Alt
Alt::Ctrl

To install AutoHotkey, see: AutoHotkey Tutorial

See also: Useful AutoHotkey Scripts

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