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    What is a good key to remap CapsLock to?

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    • Registered: 08-Aug-2011
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    I am not uppercasing SQL keywords and it's probably hurting readability a bit so am thinking of remapping caps lock to something, not its original key though. What do you guys think would be a good option?

    Also, any pointers on how to actually do the remap for Lubuntu (18.04)?

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    • From: Belgium
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    I use LShift+RShift, on Linux: setxkbmap -option shift:both_capslock
    (or set it through your GUI, the corresponding label is "Both Shift together enable Caps Lock")

    And LCtrl+RCtrl to switch layouts (group:ctrls_toggle)

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    If you use Extend, you can map it to any Extend-combo you like. For example, my mapping for CapsLock is Extend-apostrophe.

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    • From: Oslo, Norway
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    Extend+Esc for me. I use it little. I often find myself holding down Shift for PROTRACTED CAPITALIZATION bouts. Maybe that's a bad practice, I don't know, but it happens rarely enough to not worry me at all.

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    Also worth adding that if you move Shift to a location where it's easily accessible via a thumb - for example, RAlt / AltGr - then it becomes much easier to hold down shift and type protracted key sequences, making CapsLock even more redundant.

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    I haven't implemented it, but one logical way of setting Caps would be <one Shift>+<other Shift>. Unless that's used for something else it sounds like the most logical choice for me. Maybe I'll put it into EPKL to check it out.

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    See my post above. ;-)  It comes as a standard option in xkeyboard-config, FWIW.

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    Ah, Ghen, forgive my poor memory! I had seen it both in Linux and in your post, I remember now.

    So that's definitely an incentive to hack it up for EPKL! I'm hoping it can work with sticky mods so you can tap one Shift then the other rapidly.

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