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Re: Can I make a useless key an additional Ctrl?

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Can I make a useless key an additional Ctrl?
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:00:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

Oleksandr Manzyuk <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi, everybody!
> I apologize if my question does not belong to this mailing list.
> The keyboard of my laptop has a key that I do not use at all. How
> come? Well, it is a Toshiba laptop purchased in Germany, so originally
> it had a German keyboard, until I changed it to something looking like
> a US keyboard by attaching stickers to keys. In the German layout
> there was a separate key for < and > symbols; this key does not
> correspond to any key in the US layout. When I press it now (having
> chosen the US layout in Ubuntu keyboard settings menu) it does produce
> < and >, and so do Shift-, and Shift-. (as it should be in the US
> layout). The point is that this <> key is so conveniently located on
> the right of the Space that it is very tempting to make it an
> additional Ctrl key (my keyboard has no right Ctrl; having it would
> make working with Emacs even more pleasant and satisfying). Do you
> know if it is possible to remap this key to Ctrl? The potential
> problem that I see is that it generates the code of the symbol <, and
> I certainly don't want to lose this symbol (i.e., I don't want Shift-,
> to behave as a Ctrl...). I'm a total ignoramus in these questions, so
> maybe what I'm saying is stupid. Anyway, any help is appreciated!

You can, by editing ~/.xmodmap ; google for xmodmap

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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