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Killing the CAPS LOCK key

For some time, I have been interested in disabling the CAPS LOCK key. I frequently press it accidentally and it is a continuing aggravation. The old way of doing it no longer worked and I got discouraged. This might work. (Skip to the very last Update  below for a workable solution for me.) Find the file in /etc/X11/xorg/conf.d that contains the "InputClass" section. Into that section, add Option "XkbOptions" "caps:none" Option "XkbOptions" "shift:both_capslock" At the command line: $ setxkbmap -option "caps:none" $ setxkbmap -option "shift:both_capslock" But that will not survive a reboot; the file edit above will or you can add it to rc.local . Update: I have been unsuccessful using this in r c.local , so I created an entry in ~/.config/autostart that had both commands after EXEC= and that failed. It was not until I created two .desktop files, k1 and k2, that executed the commands in the proper