Swap/Remap Ctrl and Alt keys

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Sat Jun 7 22:34:15 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 17:22 -0500, Young wrote:
> Yes. That would be a very reasonable place to put the option for
> switching Ctrl and Alt.
> The closest they get is "Right Ctrl works as Right Alt."
> I need the left side swapped.

Hmmm, I thought I had seen the option there, but no can't find it now,
either. Check out the xkeycaps package, then:

Description: manipulate X11 keymaps (for xmodmap) graphically
xkeycaps is a graphical front-end to xmodmap(1). It opens a window that
looks like a keyboard; moving the mouse over a key shows what KeySyms
and Modifier bits that key generates. Clicking on a key simulates
KeyPress/KeyRelease events on the window of your choice. It is possible
to change the KeySyms and Modifiers generated by a key through a
mouse-based interface. This program can also write an input file for
xmodmap to recreate your changes in future sessions

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