Bug 505187 - Patch: map CapsLock to Super or Hyper
Patch: map CapsLock to Super or Hyper
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xkeyboard-config (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-10 18:17 EDT by Jason Woofenden
Modified: 2009-08-17 19:23 EDT (History)
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patch to enable CapsLock to be mapped to Super or Hyper (3.30 KB, patch)
2009-06-10 18:17 EDT, Jason Woofenden
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Description Jason Woofenden 2009-06-10 18:17:08 EDT
Created attachment 347301 [details]
patch to enable CapsLock to be mapped to Super or Hyper

Description of problem:

I have a patch, which makes it so you can choose to have your CapseLock key be either Super or Hyper with a radio button in the gnome-keyboard-properties gui.

It's very handy for people like me with laptop keyboards that are short on modifier keys on the bottom row (just ctrl and alt).

The only way I know how to achieve this, is by editing a bunch of system files. Which are overwritten every few weeks when I do "yum update".

I'm asking that it be included, so others can easily use this feature, and so I don't have to keep editing system files every update.

I created this patch by following the tutorial here:


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Comment 1 Peter Hutterer 2009-08-16 20:54:31 EDT
Patch upstreamed, waiting for maintainer. Please subscribe yourself to the upstream bug so you too get to see the comments from the upstream maintainer.

Comment 2 Peter Hutterer 2009-08-17 19:23:22 EDT

turns out caps:super was already in upstream anyway, caps:hyper is added now.

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