I connect a USB keyboard to my laptop so the internal keyboard is not used anymore. But I may press some keys by accident. How to disable the laptop internal keyboard? I am working on Linux. This post introduces how to disable laptop’s internal keyboard on Linux: How to Disable and Enable Laptop Keyboard in […]
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: ———————————————————— |Ctrl|Alt|Ctrl| Space Bar […]
How to map the Win key to another Ctrl on Linux? You can set it in gnome-tweak-tool in Gnome 3 by setting the “Alt/Win key behavior”: Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to reset the keyboard set by xmodmap on Linux? You can reset your keyboard settings by: setxkbmap or setxkbmap -option depending on the way the keyboard was set by xmodmap. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to turn the space bar to another ctrl key? It will be dam useful especially for Emacs users and also useful for normal usage like for tab changing in Chrome or Gnome terminal. You may try 2 tools in userspace: Space2Ctrl: https://github.com/r0adrunner/Space2Ctrl xcape: https://github.com/alols/xcape Note that the limitation of these solutions: the space will […]
How to swap alt and ctrl on Linux for Emacs? It will be more easier to press the ctrl keys which is a very important key for Emacs. You can make of xmodmap. Save this as a file modmap: clear control clear mod1 keycode 64 = Control_L NoSymbol Control_L keycode 37 = Alt_L Meta_L Alt_L […]
How to remap the Caps Lock key to Control for Emacs? My left little finger is just so tired… You can either change it in gnome-tweak-tool on Gnome 3: Or: You can make use of 2 tools: xev to find out the key code for Caps Lock and xmodmap to modify key maps. First, run […]
Ctrl keys are important and possibly most frequently used in Emacs. However, it is painful on today’s common PC keyboards since Ctrl keys are usually in the corner of the keyboard main area. Why the key mappings in Emacs are designed like this? After it was designed, Emacs was commonly on the Lisp Machine keyboards […]