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My question is similar to How to toggle off Caps Lock by Shift key?, but I am running version 14.04 and Xubuntu (XFCE). Also the only answer there doesn't actually answer the question and I haven't found this piece of information elsewhere on the web.

What I'd like is:

  • Caps Lock should enable the keyboard's CAPS mode.
  • Shift should disable the mode.

I prefer to configure these once-per-installation options through some GUI that's part of the base installation, but a complete console command(s) would be appreciated as well.

EDIT 1: Clarify why this is NOT a duplicate of the "How to toggle off Caps Lock by Shift key?" question

As I tried to sum up above already, there are the following reasons why the linked question doesn't help me:

  1. The linked question is for Ubuntu, but I am asking for Xubuntu. That means my desktop environment is XFCE, not Unity.
  2. The version of my system is 14.04, not 14.10 as in the linked question. That might or might not make a difference.
  3. The only "answer" to the linked question doesn't really answer the posed question, that's why I didn't even try it out: there is simply no point installing a piece of software just to indicate the Caps Lock status when I am after some configuration to change the behaviour of my keyboard. In fact, I believe that this answer should be deleted and I think the OP of that question would agree with me on that.

Please let me know if these points need even further clarification.

  • check: askubuntu.com/questions/149971/… – Olimjon Jan 6 '16 at 5:50
  • Possible duplicate of How to toggle off Caps Lock by Shift key? – Info-Screen Jan 6 '16 at 21:19
  • @Info-Screen: Added explanation why this is a) not a duplicate and b) why the only answer (if you could even call it that) doesn't solve my (or the that question's OP's) problem. – FriendFX Jan 6 '16 at 22:52
  • @Olimjon: I am not trying to remap anything. I simply want to have the Shift key (in addition to its normal function) also disable the Caps Lock if it was set before. – FriendFX Jan 6 '16 at 23:11
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Neat idea.

This is probably what you want:

xmodmap -e "keycode 66 = Shift_Lock"

I don't use Xfce, but you should be able to do something with Settings > Session > Application Autostart.

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