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Im using CentOS 6.5 workstation, pretty standard config, with normal dell keyboard, EN/US lang and keyboard layout. I have the following in the .Xmodmap

keycode 66 = Control_L
clear Lock
add Control = Control_L
keycode 117 = Caps_Lock
add Lock = Caps_Lock

Which maps Caps to Ctrl as I desire. A few times a day I somehow trigger caps lock, sometimes in the browser, sometimes from the shell, there seems no pattern to it yet there must be. I can't figure out what Im actually pressing after the event, but more to question, what combination would enable one to toggle caps lock when the above config is active?

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clear lock
clear control
add control = Caps_Lock Control_L Control_R
keycode 66 = Control_L Caps_Lock NoSymbol NoSymbol

This will remap Caps_Lock to control and allow you to use Shift+Caps_Lock to trigger the normal behaviour of Caps_Lock

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  • This is a much better config. Thanks. However I still wonder what the hell I was pressing to trigger caps with the original config as it seems pretty much bullet proof and I cant brute force an answer with trying.
    – MattJS
    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:03
  • keycode 177 seems to be Page Down, that would be triggering caps lock since you're mapping it to it.
    – zer0rest
    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:08

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