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How can i swap ctrl and caplock in fedora 18?

asked 2013-01-26 22:24:07 -0600

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updated 2013-02-07 07:52:13 -0600

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Since this is no option button in keyboard layout menu in gnome 3.6,how can i swap ctrl and caplock in fedora 18. i have already tried to use Tweak-tool,but it doesn't work.

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Added and answer for how to do this with the gnome-tweak-tool. I just tried this on my machine, and it worked. Is this how you enabled it when it didnt work?

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answered 2013-02-07 07:51:59 -0600

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Swapping the Control (CTRL) and Capslock keys in Fedora 18 can be done with the gnome-tweak-tool.

  1. First Open the GNOME Tweak Tool. It is not installed by default, so you may need to install it first using sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool

  2. Select the Typing category from the list on the left hand side of the Tweak Tool

  3. In the dropdown box for ctrl, choose Swap Ctrl and Caps Lock image description

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answered 2013-02-01 18:43:09 -0600

sten gravatar image

I'm stumped here, unfortunately. You can re-map Caps Lock by going to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing and setting the "Compose Key" to Caps Lock. That will keep you from turning on Caps Lock, but I haven't found how to map it to being a Control key.

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