Re: Help needed: disabling system wide the Caps lock key in GNOME/Xwayland

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On 8/2/2023 10:42 AM, Thomas wrote:

I had that issue recently, the way I sorted it was with gsettings/dconf:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options "['ctrl:nocaps']"

I suspect this is what gnome-tweaks does. Actually as far as I know, Wayland still sources xkb files, it's not very much documented but I recall having found a few places suggesting that (I use stock F38 with Gnome and Wayland).

And thus see: man xkeyboard-config for a list of options which can be set, which is a bit wider than what gnome-tweaks propose.

On Wed, 2 Aug 2023, at 15:56, murph nj wrote:
Gnome tweaks has a simple solution to this.

Install Tweaks through "Software" or
dnf install gnome-tweaks

Run Tweaks and go to the "Keyboard and Mouse" section.
The 4th option down is an "Additional Layout options" button.
There are many things you can remap the CapsLock key to, like Esc, ctrl, or
my preference a Super key, since I usually use an IBM model M keyboard
which does not have one.

No need to revert back to X11, or any kind of hardware solution.

On Tue, Aug 1, 2023 at 3:31 PM Joachim Backes <joachim.backes@xxxxxxx>

Hi gys,
I'm running F38 with *Gnome/X-Wayland*, and in my environment I do not need (hate it) the *Caps Lock* key.Question: How to realize the disabling system wide, and how to get it working again?


Joachim Backes


Fedora release 38 (Thirty Eight)

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <joachim.backes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

 (hmmm, much top-posting up there)

 Since nobody else has mentioned this (apologies if this does not address your needs, and you *really* hate the presence of the Caps-Lock key), but most motherboard BIOS's have a setting for startup "numlock state".  I always set mine to "Disabled" and it keeps the unwanted Caps keys away unless/until I explicitly (temporarily) enable them by hitting the Caps-Lock key.


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