Ubuntu Disable Cap Lock Capitalizing Letters

January 10, 2021
ubuntu
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Having used computers for most of my life, I cannot recall a single time that I’ve actually used the Caps Lock button.

With this button be so easily available, I found it to be a perfect key to use for things like push to talk or mute/unmute for voice and video calls, especially since most companies are working remotely due to covid.

I found this small command that will still allow one to map keys to Caps Lock but will disable the actual capitalizing of all letters.

$ setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps

One can throw this in their ~/.rc.local to run on boot if you always want it to fire off.

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