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Re: Using the `Win' key as `Ctrl' in Emacs?


From: Xiaoyong Jin
Subject: Re: Using the `Win' key as `Ctrl' in Emacs?
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:51:46 +0800

On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 00:30:35 +0200
Gustaf Erikson <address@hidden> wrote:

> Xiaoyong Jin <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Hi, all!
> >
> > I'm now learning to use Emacs and I got a problem about
> > keyboard layout that my Compaq notepad only have one `Ctrl'
> > key on the left and which is so aweful that emacs use a lot of
> > key bindings with the `Ctrl' key.
> >
> > What I want is using the useless `win' key on the right. 
> > Could some one tell me how to do this?
> >
> > I now use the xmodmap program to turn the Super_R key to the
> > control group.  And it can be use under most programs under X
> > but Emacs.
> >
> > -- 
> >
> > Simple is the best.  ;-)
> 
> Have you tried mapping your caps lock key to Control?
> 
> It's the original and best configuration :-)
> 
> I think there's an option in XFree86 for this.
> 
> /g.
> 
> -- 
> Gustaf Erikson *  mobile 0733387618 *
> http://symbiandiaries.com/gustaf
> 
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Now I'm using caps lock key as left Control as you suggested by
put these in my XF86Config file:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"    
        Option "XkbLayout" "us"  
        Option  "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
EndSection

But I feel real awkward whenever I use the Control key.  For
example, I try to open a file using C-x C-f, but how could I use
my left hand to both press caps lock and x and proceed with caps
lock and f?

Is there anybody using this `original and best configuration'
could tell me how do you use it, such as which finger press which
key?

Perhaps this configuration is better when using C-p or C-n and
alike.

Apreciate anyone's reply.
Sincerely

-- 

Simple is the best.  ;-)


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