I've got a classic M-series IBM keyboard that I want to put to a use. However, it does not have a Windows (a.k.a Super) key, that I use for many windows-manager-related shortcuts. On top of it, I use Emacs, so many Alt or Ctrl shortcuts are already taken. I also can't use Caps Lock as a modifier, since that it is taken for switching between languages.
What keyboard shortcuts would you recommend me for the windows manager (Gnome w. Emerald), taking into account these limitations (no Super key, can't remap Caps, and must not collide with frequent Emacs shortcuts)?
Do you already use right Alt?
You could map it to the Windows key in Gnome settings:
Or you could map Caps Lock to the Windows key, and choose another shortcut for changing languages.
In the same control panel:
CapsLock key behaviour
Make CapsLock an additional Super
(or Make CapsLock an additional Hyper)
Common choices include:
but being an
Emacsuser, I would suggest the
Both Ctrl keys togetheroption.
If those options are insufficient, you will need to use
You could map Right Control to Windows at the shell like this:
Depending on your system, you can probably also put the equivalent settings in
If you'd rather use
xmodmapthan the Gnome control panel, you can change
Control_Rto something else, for instance right Alt is either
ISO_Level3_Shift, depending on your keyboard settings, e.g.
works for me.