Keyboard Usability

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Thu Aug 11 10:55:31 UTC 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Horton <fghorton at> wrote:

> I only use most simple function of Auto Hotkeys, not create macros or start
> programs.
> I think I must change the key mapping. I tried to understand xmodmap and
> xkeycap, but can't make them work.

I see - I made the assumption you used the automation side of AHK more
heavily. If you really just need to move a few keys around, then xmodmap is
your friend.

Take a look at (or even "man
xmodmap") for further information, or give me a description of what you want
to achieve and I'll assist you in writing the xmodmap config file. It's
pretty straightforward to do... there's a nice example of swapping Caps Lock
and Left control...

! Swap Caps_Lock and Control_L
remove Lock = Caps_Lock
remove Control = Control_L
keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock
keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L
add Lock = Caps_Lock
add Control = Control_L


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