Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gnome Shell: Fix Caps Lock and Ctrl+Alt+Bksp

To get the dialog up: Keyboard Settings --> Layout Settings --> Options

Most important:
Caps Lock key behavior --> Caps Lock is disabled
I can't decide if I like this or not: "Make Caps Lock an additional Super" seems to make Gnome Shell use Caps Lock instead of the window key and the window key can be used as a modifier as normal (i.e. no need to do Super+Space,Super+Space to bring up gnome-do).

Not really sure why this isn't on by default. It's not like anyone's going to hit it by accident:
Key sequence to kill the X server --> Control + Alt + Backspace

Numpad only (does anyone use those keys as anything else?):
Miscellaneous compatibility options --> Numeric keypad keys always enter digits (as in Mac OS) (this seems like NumLock always being on which won't screw things up if the keyboard doesn't have a dedicated numpad)

Outside of Gnome: edit /etc/default/keyboard (in Debian, at least) and refer to /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst for settings

EDIT: in 3.8, this stuff is in the Tweak Tool under "Typing".

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