Ubuntu – How to remap caps lock to esc in Ubuntu 17.10 and terminator


I want to remap Caps Lock to Esc on my Ubuntu 17.10 laptop.

I have tried this method: How to remap key in Ubuntu 17.10 Wayland? (Up key to Shift), this method: https://linuxcommando.blogspot.ca/2008/03/remap-caps-lock-key-for-virtual-console.html, and this method: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xmodmap to no avail.

Neither work, Caps Lock is still Caps Lock.

How do I remap these keys system wide? It's dead simple in OSX, there is a setting in system preferences to make Caps Lock Esc and that's it, it works in every app. Is there anything similar in Ubuntu 17.10?

Best Answer

  • Same as tranfuria's answer but on command line:

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