Has an example:
clear lock clear control add control = Caps_Lock Control_L Control_R keycode 66 = Control_L Caps_Lock NoSymbol NoSymbol
caps_lock physical to the function
control and physical
shift + caps_lock to the function
caps_lock. My problem is that I don't know how this example works.
My intuitive (but incorrect) understanding of how these lines should work is:
you clear the
control modifiers. I naively think that
caps lock but this is probably incorrect.
add control = Caps_Lock Control_L Control_R means 'the keysyms
Control_R will trigger the
Then the last line:
keycode 66 = Control_L Caps_Lock NoSymbol NoSymbol should mean (in my head but not in reality) map the physical key with keycode 66 (the physical caps lock key) so that alone it gives keysym
Control_L (triggering the control modifier per the previous line), and
shift+keycode 66 should (and here's where I'm confused) also just trigger the
Caps_Lock keycode, and therefore the control modifier.
I've experimented with various modifications to this with further unexpected results.
I find the documentation for xmodmap (both in the manpage and archwiki) to be terse and unhelpful.
So I am wondering if someone could explain what's going on with this code. Also the functions of the
lock modifiers because I've realized that the
lock modifier is not just caps lock.
I know that XKB is the recommended config tool now, and that doing complicated things with xmodmap is discouraged so maybe this is just one step too far.