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:
- Make sure CapsLock is off before you start — otherwise you may end up turning it permanently on.
- Open the Menu and select the Control Center.
- Find the Hardware Section and open Keyboard.
- Go to Layouts / Options and select CapsLock key behavior.
- 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.
- 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.