Ubuntu – Does this command doesn’t run at startup


So I want to turn capslock into ctrl. From my google-fu the command to run is /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" and it works when I run it at the terminal. But when I place it on 'Startup Appliacations' the command fails to take effect. Any idea why?

Best Answer

  • On recent Ubuntu versions there's a dconf option (if you are using GNOME or Unity):

    org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options

    which you can set via dconf-editor or gsettings. For example,

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

    This option is permanent across reboots.