Remapping a Thinkpad T580 Fn key to Ctrl
The location of the Fn key on the laptop keyboard is absolutely idiotic and I hate it. Fn keys are usually handled by the hardware and ergo unusable. Now that I have to use the keyboard more, thought I have nothing to lose and tried
xev and oh what a wonderful world it gets read as
XF86WakeUp! Therefore it can be remapped to something more sensible. … like the Ctrl key it should be.
Easiest way for me was adding this to autostart:
xcape -e 'XF86WakeUp=Control_L' -d &
No side effects of the other xcape command
xcape -e 'Control_L=Escape' -t 100, it seems to be considered a different
Control_L key and clicking it fast doesn’t produce Escape.