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

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Pressing caps lock (to return to lower case) doesn't always register

I've noticed on Ubuntu my Logitech keyboard doesn't seem to always register pressing cap-locks a second time (to return to lower case) so I end up typing this: UBuntu LOgitech I'm sure it never ...
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Make Caps-Lock go off from activated when the button is pressed, and not when it's released

I want to modify the behaviour of caps lock button as described in the title. Strangely the problem is not there when i activate it. Only when i am trying to make it going off. Thanks
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jammy 22.04: how to map Capslock to ctrl and esc

I did a fresh install of jammy 22.04. In my previous Ubuntu version I'd remapped Capslock to Esc when pressed and released, and to control when held in combination with other keys. It's good for vim, ...
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How do I get xcape to work correctly on Ubuntu 22.04?

I'm a vim/nvim user, and xcape has become for me a key feature in the last years. I use it in combination with gnome-tweaks (new package name, on previous version was gnome-tweak-tool) in order to: ...
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caps lock stuck on when using logitech external keyboard

I've used all of the standard methods to defeat capslock setxkbmap -layout us -option ctrl:nocaps as well as the standard modifications in gnome-tweaks These work fine, EXCEPT when I am using my ...
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Caps-Lock as Control no longer triggers reliably after upgrade to 20.04 (Lenovo UK keyboard layout)

Some years ago I mapped CapsLock to control to help treat a repetitive strain injury. This stopped working after updating to Ubuntu 12.04. For example, to paste in the terminal, one types shift+...
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How to persistently map Capslock to ESC and Ctrl so that it still works after suspend/resume

I'm using the following lines in my ~/.xprofile on Ubuntu 20.04 to map Capslock to ESC and Ctrl: # make CapsLock behave like Ctrl: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps # make ...
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Capslock key self activates

There was a similar question posted by another User ,however whilst their problem is largely the same as mine, their solution is irrelevant to my equipment. I have a normal new mechanical USB keyboard ...
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Problem on deactivating caps lock

I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I've done anything wrong. So... I've noticed that my caps lock only deactivate when i release the key. I can activate it just by pressing the key, but to turn it off, I ...
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Fix CAps LOck delay in Ubuntu 21.04

I am one of those people who uses CAPS LOCK to capitalize text, so the issue is quite annoying on Linux distros where there is a delay. I had found a fix for this, which included changing the key<...
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Remap Caps Lock key to Ctrl+Y or other key

I am trying to remap my caps lock key to a new key combination like ctrl+b for using tmux. I spent hours googling but all explanations are just cryptic or only cover remapping a key to only a single ...
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Caps lock not working properly

I'm an AZERTY user, so to type numbers without using the num pad we need to use Caps lock/shift and the same thing for a lot of other special characters. So I realized that on Ubuntu, caps lock is ...
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Capslock started to switch the language, but is not set to do so. How to disable it?

My Ubuntu 20.04 started writing in capitals. Capslock changes a language. In Settings -> Keyboard, I do not have this set. The language change is set to Super + space, however when I go to ...
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Why does my caps lock to escape mapping disappear when I use a USB switch?

I have been using this method to map caps lock to escape in Ubuntu 20.04, and it has worked flawlessly so far. However, I recently bought a USB switch to switch between controlling two computers with ...
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How to use Caps Lock as ctrl automatically?

I used to be able to use my caps lock key as a ctrl using Gnome Tweaks but, despite it being set in Tweaks it is not working anymore. For the past 2 months I've had to periodically open up a non-tmux ...
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xmodmap Mode_switch for different layouts

I need to add the same "Mode_switch layer" triggered by Caps_Lock for both layouts: EN and RU. Specifically, both Caps_Lock + h and Capd_Lock + р (Cyrillic_er) should lead to Left; both ...
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Casp to Escape mapping gets reverted behind the scenes

On 20.04 LTS, pretty vanilla setup, I've successfully managed to remap caps to escape using gnome-tweaks... except it doesn't stick. Something unknown to me reverses the setting after a few hours or ...
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Change Caps Lock to Left Shift+Ctrl in Xubuntu

I want that pressing Caps lock behave the same as pressing Left Shift+Ctrl within Xubuntu. I use these two a lot as modifiers in conjunction with other keys. The only things I find are switching Caps ...
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Re-install drivers in Ubuntu 18.04

My HP laptop behaves weirdly after I disconnect my Bluetooth earphones. The bar shows WiFi connected, but the internet no longer works. Also, the Caps Lock starts blinking as 2 back to back and 1 ...
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Laptop keyboard suddenly started acting weird

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad E570 i3, with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (updated from previous version) and Windows 10 Pro Dual Boot. I was reading a book on evince, and it was the only app running. The network ...
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Caps Lock key is not working Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. After upgrading Everything is OK. But while I am typing password during login caps lock key is not working.I am trying to write uppercase character but it's ...
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Caps-Lock delay issue in Ubuntu 20.04

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have recently started duel-booting Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10 for the purposes of game development and I have noticed an issue that I think many have had it before me....
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How do I set caps to BOTH control and escape in ubuntu/gnome?

I've seen a few questions about this, but none that answered it to my satisfaction. The question: "I'm on ubuntu-flavored linux. I want to use caps as an escape and a control at the same time. (...
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Toggle caps lock LED on ThinkPad T43 - Ubuntu Server 16.04

I have installed the above mentioned OS on a 15-year old IBM Thinkbad (t-43 / 1871 series). I only care about the CAPS lock LED. Don't care about the others. Have reviewed some basic topics ...
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Mapping caps to ctrl doesn't work

I decided I want to have my caps-lock key behave as ctrl key, so I added XKBOPTIONS="caps:ctrl_modifier" to my /etc/defaults/keyboard file. This file as of now has these contents: XKBMODEL="pc105" ...
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Mysteriously got into caps lock mode after mapping it to control

Under 18.04 I changed my caps lock key to be another control. I think I did this with a Gnome Shell add-on (just before Firefox performed an upgrade and disabled it.) Anyway, just a little while ago ...
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Complety! map capslock to ctrl

So I am using setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps to map capslock to ctrl since I find it easier to reach. However, I noticed that e.g. the functionality in which I hold down Ctrl and use the mouse-wheel ...
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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 (and other keys) 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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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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