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']"