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I get used to turn Caps Lock off by Shift in Windows. That way I never need to check whether Caps Lock is on when I just want to type a first letter in uppercase. But how can I do the same in Ubuntu 14.10?

iF sHIFT CANCELS cAPS lOCK YOU RARELY NEED TO FIX YOUR TEXT TYPED IN WRONG CASE.

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You can do it the same way, just try it. Open any text editor (gedit, Libre Office Writer,etc) and write with Shift pressed.

As for Shift turning off Caps Lock, I don't know if there's such an option, but if you want to get notified every time Caps Lock changes try installing indicator-keylock.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/indicator-keylock

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock indicator-keylock-icons

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    I mean I want to switch Caps Lock off by just pressing and releasing Shift. There is such an option in Windows XP. In common I need to press Caps Lock once again to switch it off when it is on, that's why I must always know its state or start typing. It is inconvenient when you get used to switch it off always by just pressing Shift. – Evgeny Mikhaylov Dec 17 '14 at 10:24
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I have also been searching for the same functionality. It's easy to use, you never have to delete those uppercase characters when you don't need them. Just by pressing Shift to start the sentence with an uppercase character, you "automatically" deactivate CapsLock.

Here are the instructions for Linux Mint:

Go to System Settings > Keyboard.

Next, choose your keyboard layout, then click Options...

Under "Miscellaneous compatibility options", check the box next to "Both Shift keys together activate Caps Lock, one Shift key deactivates".

I have no Ubuntu available to test, but hopefully the instructions are equally valid.

  • Unfortunately I cannot find the same settings for Ubuntu :-( – Evgeny Mikhaylov Oct 22 '16 at 19:50

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