How to rearrange Alt, Ctrl and Win keys on Linux: Win as Alt and Ctrl/Alt as Ctrl

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How to rearrange Alt, Ctrl and Win keys on Linux: Win as Alt and Ctrl/Alt as Ctrl? On Linux, the Win key is seldom used. Mapping the Alt keys which are close to my thumb is damn convenient for Emacs users.

Hence, the keyboard at the bottom line would look like:

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|Ctrl|Alt|Ctrl|     Space       Bar      |Ctrl|Fn/Menu|Ctrl|
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You can also set it in gnome-tweak-tool in Gnome 3 by setting the “Alt/Win key behavior”:

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

One comment

  1. I wonder how you are using Gnome 3 but not using the Windows key. That is by far the most useful key when you’re using Gnome :P

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