How do I switch my Control and Alt keys so that Fedora22 will behave like an OSX keyboard?

I've found references concerning Ubuntu but they don't directly appear to work the same.

Gnome's documentation on standard shortcuts is missing.

Fedora's keyboard settings just seem to lock my computer until I delete any change in keyboard settings.

It's a duplicate of this issue (which is unanswered after 5 years). But I'd also really love to have Cmd+S, Cmd+A, Cmd+X, Cmd+C, and Cmd+V for copy/paste movements while editing. Cmd+Tab would be great too.

  • @mazs Why did you make the links inaccessible? – Anthon Oct 11 '15 at 14:14
  • @Anthon I didn't make them inaccessible, i made the word ubuntu to be the link 1 etc... – mazs Oct 11 '15 at 14:26
  • @mazs There was no text left below "Reference:", the references below that were gone, so the post ended in mid-air. – Anthon Oct 11 '15 at 14:39
  • Also for clarification the standard keyboard shortcuts doesn't stop the original key-event. So while you can map ALT+S to CRTL+S the ALT+S event will still fire within that application. – Valarauca Oct 11 '15 at 18:18

You can do this with Tweak Tool. Search in the overview (hit the super key, which probably has a Windows logo or is the Command key on a Mac keyboard; then type) for Tweak Tool and it'll either come up as installed or as installable.

In that tool, in the Typing panel, there are a ton of options, including swapping Control and Alt. (I like to make caps lock an additional control key, while I'm at it.)

  • Prefect! The extended explanation is sudo dnf install gnome-tweak-tool. Then access Tweek Tool. Typing > CTRL Key Position > Swap Left Alt with Left Control. – Valarauca Oct 24 '15 at 12:14

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