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Modemapping to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injury

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Ok, it is old debate, and I have no strong opinion, just some preferences that implies myself alone. However I wanted to post a trick, as a reminder for myself.

There was a time, when I was not even born, when the Control key used to be where the CapsLock key now stands, which is very convenient when you count the number of time you hit it (especially using Emacs), but as Bash has a subset of Emacs keybindings, it is not a “Church of Emacs” thing. Just a habit I have now.

Touchtyping with a “HappyHacking Keyboard”, no problem, I think it is the last keyboard on sale that places the control key at its right place. However it is very very expensive, and if touch typing is cool, I sometimes end up forgetting where some symbols are (#, $, %, ^, &).

The point is, I do not carry my keyboard with me every single minute, and I happen to use many laptops of some friends keyboards, and I can’t stand hitting this CapsLock key again and again. I guess I’m getting old.

Fortunately, Emacs Wiki has many options to do so.