Does reaching for the left Control key make your pinky finger uncomfortable? Maybe it’s time to remap that Caps Lock key into a Control key. It’s right next to your natural hand resting spot, is easy to reach and pretty useless at the moment, isn’t it?

In Ubuntu 12.10 it’s very easy to remap special keys. You can do that in just a few steps:

  1. Open System Settings
  2. Click Keyboard
  3. Choose Layout Settings
  4. Click Options
  5. Click Caps Lock key behavior to expand it
  6. Choose Make Caps Lock an additional Control but keep the Caps_Lock keysym or any other option you like

That’s it. Now those shortcuts aren’t as uncomfortable, right?