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I assigned a KDE action to caps-lock key (so that cap-lock is a hotkey for that) hoping it will be disabled (a trick working for other keys). But it was not.

Why this happens and how to find a better way to disable caplock (something more acceptable than this)?

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So to System Settings > Hardware > Input Devices > Keyboard > Advanced.

Make sure that "Configure keyboard options" is selected. Then select Caps Lock key behavior > Caps Lock is disabled

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  • Actually, I'm not 100% sure if it will then still be available for use as a shortcut, so double-check that. – Sparhawk Mar 26 '14 at 0:46
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    no it will not be available. btw, I'll choose additional super in the picture. – user126106 Mar 26 '14 at 1:50
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    Okay, I'm glad that will work. The other alternatives are to fiddle manually with config files, either xkb or xmodmap. These could let you set caps lock to any arbitrary key, but they are a real pain to set up, so GUI and/or presets are definitely preferred! – Sparhawk Mar 26 '14 at 2:16
  • Was searching for "map caps lock to escape kde" and found this. Handy answer for both swapping and disabling of escape :-) – Dalibor Filus Feb 8 at 13:23

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