Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Re: System setting for changing modifier keys?

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On 11/25/2014 12:45 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> Are there any plans to make changing modifier keys more human
> friendly in Vivid (unity8 perhaps)?
>
+1 - I'm a wierdo that likes to make Caps Lock an additional ESC, and
while xmodmap isn't that difficult to set; I could see it being much
more user friendly to do this via a system menu like I did in Trusty.
- --chris

> AFAICT, the only way to change modifier keys (e.g. swap control and
> caps lock, remap left & right alt) is to use the tried and true
> xmodmap, but this is far from user friendly. For a long while now,
> there have been no system settings to control modifier keys, even
> in unity-tweak-tool. It seems like this is a glaring omission on
> the desktop. Even OS X has a very friendly, if simple, system
> panel for doing the most common types of modifier key changes.
>
> Cheers, -Barry
>
>
>
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