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Questions tagged [capslock]

Button on keyboard that locking all text typed to device to capital text.

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ubuntu 18.04 dell XPS caps lock sticks

I don't know if this is a hardware or software problem, but with my new Dell XPS 13, I find that the caps-lock sticks in the on position and I can't turn it off. Is there a way to prevent caps-...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS freezes after changing keyboard layout two times and black screen after pressing CAPSLOCK

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS w/ 11 november 18 updates freezes after changing keyboard layout two times (super + space) and black screen after pressing CAPSLOCK two times. System can be shutdown only by ...
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Remapped CapsLock key is ignored (set by XKBOPTIONS in /etc/default/keyboard)

I tried to follow https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/MovingTheCtrlKey which says this can be done this way: On Debian and derivatives (Ubuntu, Mint etc.) To make Caps Lock another Ctrl key, edit the ...
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Remapping CAPS_LOCK on Ubuntu 18.04

I would like to do the following with my CAPS_LOCK key: Remap CAPS_LOCK+h to the left arrow key Remap CAPS_LOCK+j to the down arrow key, etc Allow CAPS_LOCK to STAY as a CAPS_LOCK key if it's just ...
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Keyboard option shift:both_caps not taking effect on console

I am trying to get both shift keys pressed together to act as caps lock on the console in Xubuntu 18.04. On recent Debian/Ubuntus, /etc/default/keyboard can be used to configure the keyboard both for ...
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Capslock Indicator for Ubuntu 18.04

I know there are many solutions to this problem like using indicator-keylock or using lks-indicator. I have tried them both. However since I am on Ubuntu 18.04, these are not working. Can someone ...
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Cannot change a keyboard layout on the lock screen

I have two keyboard layouts installed in my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS + GNOME. Sometimes, after some idle period, my computer goes into a lock screen when the layout is the other than I need to type my ...
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Caps lock stopped working after an update

For some reason, Caps Lock stopped working on my machine. Not only on the laptop keyboard, but on any connected keyboard as well. I'm using 18.04 on a Dell XPS 15 9560. It worked perfectly until a ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to Escape in Ubuntu 18.04 bionic

In Ubuntu 16.04, there was an option in the settings which allowed to switch between Esc and Caps Lock. Where is this option in Ubuntu 18.04?
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Caps Lock as a Control (Ctrl) key though the shell command

I'm using an Awesome WM, so the default settings provider doesn't work for me. Is there a simple shell way to make the Caps Lock key send a Ctrl key code instead?
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Map Caps Lock to delete whole word

I used dconf-editor to map caps lock to backspace, which works fine. i.e. ['caps:backspace'] But I'd like to map caps lock to ctrl_backspace, so that it deletes the whole word when pressed. Is this ...
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How to set Level3_Shift to Caps Lock AND Compose to Caps Lock+Ctrl in XFCE?

I switched from SUSE recently, which uses KDE as a default desktop environment. In KDE, it is possible to archieve such a setup with GUI options, but not in XFCE. I've tried set up the ~/.Xmodmap ...
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Can I remap the Caps Lock key to play audio?

I'm trying to re-use the useless Caps lock key for something useful on 16.04 MATE. I have come across setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps to disable it, but could it be remapped to play/pause VLC for ...
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Unable to install dual boot ubuntu on windows 10; caps lock key keeps blinking

I am trying to install dual-boot Ubuntu 16.04 onto Win10 w/USB stick, but after selecting anything from the purple menu (Try w/o installing, install, etc.), the screen flashes, goes black and then ...
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Some issues with 'CAPS + i/j/k/l' mapping

I've mapped CAPS key with xkb following this answer (Actually via this instruction). But now when I press CAPS + i/j/k/l and hold, navigation works only once instead of moving continuously. Any ideas ...
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Disable numlock at startup? Ubuntu 16.04 xkboptions

The numlock and capslock keyboard light toggling crashes my computer (this is not the subject of the question). I am trying to deactivate these two keys at startup. I modified the /etc/default/...
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Caps LOCk DElay Ubuntu 17.10

This issue hasn't been mentioned. Investigating further, using this script listed here Caps Lock delay was able to fix the issue on Ubuntu 17.04 but on 17.10 I get this error in the TERminal ...
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For laptops that don't have a numpad, how can I create one?

I've noticed when looking for a new 13" laptop from Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc, they do not have a Numpad - not even one working with the FN (function key). I googled a lot, trying to find a way to make a ...
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no caps lock indicator on login screen 17.10

On the login screen for ubuntu 17.04 it used to have a really nice caps lock indicator right next to the password box. In 17.10 this appears to have disappeared. Is there a way to get it back?
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How do I install caps2esc?

I am switching back from mac-land, and the thing that bugs me the most about linux these days is the keybindings. Specifically, right now, I miss Karabiner, and the ability to turn the caps lock both ...
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Fast switch input source via CapsLock button in Ubuntu 17.10

I updated my Ubuntu version to 17.10 and I want to configure switching to next input source via CapsLock button. I tried to set CaspLock in keyboard setting, but I cant because nothing happening. I ...
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Map caps-lock to control on Ubuntu 17.10

The settings that allowed to change caps-lock to control seem to have gone in the latest Ubuntu. How can this behavior can be changed now?
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How to prevent xkbmap reset?

I use two keyboard layout, and I use CapsLock to switch to the first layout, and Shift+CapsLock to switch to the second. To do that I use the following command: setxkbmap -option grp:...
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Remap CapsLock key to be Control + Shift + Alt + Super

When I was using OS X I remapped my CapsLock to HyperKey which was a new modifier key. It worked like combination of Control + Shift + Alt + Super. Is it possible in Ubuntu 16.10?
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CapsLock Escape flip button

I'm trying to map capslock to escape,I put those lines in a file .speedswapper and then executed xmodmap .speedswapper. ! Swap caps lock and escape ...
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Crash when toggling off CAPS LOCK

Installed Ubuntu 16.10 on a Late 2016 Razer Blade Stealth. When I hit CAPS LOCK, the light indicator for it comes on, and it works. But when I hit it again to toggle it off, the screen gets covered ...
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Caps Lock is turned off when i change the language

Pretty self explanatory question. Does anyone know why this is happening? I am using 16.04 with English and Greek languages. When I am changing the language on the keyboard, caps lock is turned off, ...
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Uncheck caps lock crashes Ubuntu installation

I just got a new Razer Blade Stealth and I immediately proceeded to installing ubuntu on my laptop and erasing windows. What happened was that during installation, whenever I uncheck the caps lock on ...
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Using Caps-Lock to switch keyboard layouts

On Mac OS X, the Thai keyboard layout has a neat feature: if you engage Caps-Lock, then the keyboard toggles to a standard US keyboard. Is it possible to do something similar with an Ubuntu keyboard? ...
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caps lock doesn't work while on Hebrew

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo-510s. installed Hebrew keyboard. when I'm in English everything work fine with the caps lock but when im switching to Hebrew so the caps lock stop working. any one ...
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I need to know when the “Caps Lock ” key is turned on/off [duplicate]

I need to know when the "Caps Lock " key is turned on. Does Ubuntu has a visual indicator to show me when the key "Caps Lock" is on?
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Keyboard layout switch troubles after 16.04.1 upgrade

I recently updated from 14.04.4 to 16.04.1. I expected there will be some problems (and there were), but the one I wasn't able to solve so far is keyboard layout switcher behaves wrong. I use Gnome ...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for Unity Desktop

I own a notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity DE that does not have any keyboard LEDs to indicate NUM-Lock or CAPS-Lock states. It would be useful for me to see them anyway, ideally through an ...
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Caps lock indicator for kubuntu 14.04

I'm looking for a software-based caps lock indicator for Kubuntu 14.04. I found one from 2010 at kde-apps, but installing it was a disaster. It deleted practically all of my system software in order ...
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Turn the Caps Lock LED on, while keep Caps Lock status is off

I have a magicforce smart 68 kb now and it would look better if the Caps Lock LED would emit light too. I do not even has a Caps Lock function on that button, because I have switched it with the ...
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remap caps lock to right alt

I've had a look at other questions, as well as the xkb options list (/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst), but can't seem to find a way to map the caps lock key to act as another right alt key. (On a ...
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Why can I not use the CAPS LOCK key when typing in my system's GUI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and recently (after changing my password) the caps lock has suddenly not been working, now, I haven't yet noticed whether or not it is for everything ...
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How can I use Caps Lock to capitalize semi-colon?

I can't print colon using the Shift+;. So, I thought it was better to use the colon just like we use the Caps Lock for capitalization of letters. In other words: I want Caps Lock to work for all keys ...
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Caps lock key doesn't work

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my sister's laptop but the Caps lock key doesn't work. She uses a french keyboard. Where could this problem come from and how to fix it please ? Thanks in advance for ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl PROBLEM

I have tried a few different ways to remap ctrl and caps lock and none of them seem to be working. I am running Ubuntu on a Mac through VirtualBox. The two methods I have tried are using gnome-tweak-...
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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How to get caps and num lock lights to show when in console

I have recently noticed something rather annoying, when in console (in one of the TTYs), if I press the caps lock key, the little light which normally lights up to show me that it is, does not, nor ...
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How to remap CapsLock to ctrl+c (copy) and Esc to ctrl+v (paste)?

I am running Xfce under Xubuntu 14.04, 32-bit. My finger are arthritic/stiff, so that I must lift up my hands to type each letter, as they do not move independently enough that I can keep my ...
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No caps lock indicator in tty console

I'm unsure if this behavior is normal or not, so I thought I'd ask. My caps lock key works perfectly normally during an X session, but when I log into a virtual console, the indicator light no longer ...
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Caps lock on and off reversed Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 on a laptop, and after I close the lid (meaning, logging out), when I open the lead again the Caps Lock mode is reversed: when it's supposed to be on it's off and when it's ...
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set Caps Lock to shift (all keys)

Under Keyboard Layout > Options > Caps Lock key behaviour one of the options is: Caps Lock toggles shift so all keys are affected. I have that one selected (see screenshot), but when I do caps ...
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How to pernamently disable Caps Lock in Lubuntu?

I am never using Caps Lock, it is pressed only by mistake. How can I fully disable it? Preferably during system start, so login menu will be also affected.
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How do I turn off or repurpose the CAPSLOCK key?

Update: My main goal is to change the function (or even turn off) the CAPSLOCK key. At work, we have a long domain name. I'm lazy. I'd like to map my CAPSLOCK key to type out a string such as "...
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Caps Lock delay

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, but there's a problem with Caps Lock. When pressing the Caps Lock button, there is a small delay before it actually toggles. This problem does not show up in ...