I am using manjaro i3 and am looking into revamping some of the key mappings I have made. Currently I am using xcape, xmodmap, and setxkbmap commands to remap the following keys:

  1. caps to contol when held, escape when pressed
  2. swap semi colon and colon

I have done this with this setup script:

setxkbmap -option 'caps:ctrl_modifier'
xcape -e 'Caps_Lock=Escape'
xmodmap -e "keycode 47 = colon semicolon"

I wanted to ask for some help or advice for the additional changes I am looking to make since I have already broken my key mappings and had to reinstall my os to get back to square one when playing around with the print screen remapping listed below. The changes I am looking to make are the following:

  1. print screen --> disable or use as another super key
  2. left alt --> mode_switch key
  3. escape key --> tilde and backtick
  4. original tild and back tick --> backspace
  5. backspace --> delete
  6. disable home, end, insert, delete keys and map them to run some script
  7. mode_switch + h, j, k, l --> additional arrow keys
  8. mode_switch + backspace --> home
  9. mode_switch + delete --> end

What tools should I be using to acccomplish these remappings? Also, if anyone has some similar examples they have used in the past that would be really helpful too! Thanks in advance for any help.

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