Linux Mint: Turning off Caps Lock

10 Apr

Here’s a simple but extremely useful tip for Linux Mint 10:

To turn off the Caps Lock key and prevent thOSE ANNOYINg eruptions of unwanted capitals:

  1. Make sure CapsLock is off before you start — otherwise you may end up turning it permanently on.
  2. Open the Menu and select the Control Center.
  3. Find the Hardware Section and open Keyboard.
  4. Go to Layouts / Options and select CapsLock key behavior.
  5. Select the option you want. I play it safe and just disable Caps Lock altogether, but you may want to experiment with the other options.
  6. Close the Options box and Keyboard Preferences.

You can use the same screen to add a Euro character in place of the dollar or hash signs on your keyboard, or to turn off the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace shortcut which kills the Xserver program and takes you out of your GUI interface to a command-line prompt. If you are concerned about hitting this by accident, disable it here.

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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Control Center, Keyboards, Mint OS


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