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Thread: Permanent Keyboard Modifaction

  1. #1
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    Permanent Keyboard Modifaction

    Hello,

    I'm new, so hi everyone! I hope I found the right place to ask this question.

    I have been following the instructions in this

    http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7462971

    thread to permanentely make the CapsLock key work like a BackSpace key.

    I set up a .xmodmap file in my home folder as instructed and put the following lines in it

    Code:
    keycode 66 = BackSpace
    clear Lock
    The script works fine when I call it with "xmodmap .xmodmap" in the Terminal, however when it is loaded on Ubuntu start up, only the first line seems to be read, that is, I can delete with CapsLock key however I will get capslocked everytime I press the key.

    Thank you for any insight you may be able to offer!

    xi11

  2. #2
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    Distro
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Permanent Keyboard Modifaction

    You might see it as a quick fix but you can run that command at startup if you want. Go to system > Preferences > Startup Applications and Add a new one. Give it a name and set the command to
    Code:
    xmodmap ~/.xmodmap
    or
    Code:
    xmodmap .xmodmap
    When you login it should automatically run.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Permanent Keyboard Modifaction

    Hello turtle153,

    thank your for your suggestion. Sadly, the outcome from above remains unchanged

    xi11

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