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Caps Lock

by antitrust (Initiate)
on Nov 17, 2005 at 12:02 UTC ( #509372=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The most useless key on my keyboard is:

I voted for Caps Lock, because it is not simply "useless" (as weirdos: pause, Scrlk, PrtScr) it is harmful! I wish this key were never invented!!! It was useless even on conventional typewriters.

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Re: Caps Lock
by Perl Mouse (Chaplain) on Nov 17, 2005 at 12:23 UTC
    Harmful? Just remap it. I use it as an alternative control key:
    xmodmap -e 'add Control = Caps_Lock'
    Why control? Because I used to use keyboards where the CapsLock key was below the shift key. Quite useful for me in those days to have the above mapping - on a standard PC keyboard, I seldomly use the CapsLock key - but if I hit it by accident, it won't cause SHOUTING.
    Perl --((8:>*
Re: Caps Lock
by cog (Parson) on Nov 17, 2005 at 12:12 UTC
    That's because you don't have RSI.

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