A long time ago I wrote about remapping Return to Control in OS X. This was the best productivity boost for my Emacs experience ever!
Recently I’ve bought a Windows ultrabook (wanted something as light as MacBook Air, but more powerful and versatile) and I’m doing most of my work there in a Xubuntu VM. The first thing I did while setting up Xubuntu was to figure out how to do the aforementioned remapping.
In my original post some people suggested the tool
xcape, so I took a look at it. The
tool can certainly use some documentation improvements (and pre-built
packages), but it gets the job done. After you’ve installed it you
just need to add the following to your login shell’s init file
.bash_profile) and you’re in business:
xmodmap -e "remove Control = Control_R" xmodmap -e "keycode 0x69 = Return" xmodmap -e "keycode 0x24 = Control_R" xmodmap -e "add Control = Control_R" xcape -t 10000 -e "Control_R=Return"
Obviously the first time around you should source
after updating it:
$ . .bash_profile
This is definitely a lot more work than just clicking in the GUI of the wonderful Karabiner, but it yields the desired results and that’s what’s important at the end of the day.
Now if only there was a way to achieve the same result in Windows…
vim users will love
xcape. Its default behaviour is to
Escape key when
Left Control is pressed and released on