Saturday, January 5, 2008

Gnome and Caps Lock

Gnome still (as of Gutsy Gibbon) doesn't have an option under "Keyboard Preferences | Layout Options | CapsLock key behavior" to simply disable the caps lock altogether. This is a common enough need that a number of people have provided solutions for a variety of environments. Some are collected here. KDE provides this feature, as opposed to the esoteric options provided by Gnome.

A related issue is that of disabling the insert key in emacs. Emacs is sufficiently powerful that the insert key is unnecessary--this isn't Microsoft Word--and so there should be an easy way to disable that.

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