I am on a Lenovo W500 with German keyboard layout. I use Ubuntu 12.10 and have configured my keyboard layout to use the Caps Lock as Ctrl. But it does not work. I even tried to reboot my system.

Here is the configuration of my "Keyboard Layout".

My goal is to have Caps Lock and Left Ctrl as Left Ctrl plus the Right Ctrl as Right Ctrl.

screenshot of keyboard layout settings

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You can get all three keys to behave as Ctrl by only checking the Caps Lock as Ctrl checkbox. The At bottom left option seems to not work as expected and should be left unchecked.

  • Now everything works as expected :)
    – ayckoster
    Nov 1, 2012 at 23:04

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