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Example - Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl

Installer package: KbdEditInstallerUSEnglishSwappedCapsAndCtrl.exe

Layout file: US English (swapped Caps and Ctrl).zip

You can use the installer package to deploy this keyboard layout without any restrictions. Free Demo version can be used to make changes and test them. To deploy a modified version, a Premium, Personal or Lite edition is needed.

Users coming from the Unix world might find the default keyboard layout very confusing - they are used to Caps Lock mapped to the position of left Control key and vice versa. This example shows how to create such a layout in Windows in few very easy steps.

KbdEdit Caps Lock Ctrl normal KbdEdit Caps Lock Ctrl swapped
Windows standard position of Caps Lock and Control keys Customized position after applying the changes from this example
  1. Switch to the low-level editor.
  2. Move mouse to the Caps lock key, drag it (i.e. press the left button and start moving the mouse without releasing), and drop it onto the Left Control key.
  3. It is important that you don't press the Control key on the physical keyboard during the drag&drop operation. This way you achieve the desired "swap" operation between the source and the target (see Editing Virtual Key mappings for details).

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