Adapting Control Keys for ex-mac users

Sam Couter sam at
Mon Nov 25 20:32:48 EST 2002

Michael James <michael at> wrote:
> Anyone know of a level of key-mapping that will untangle this?

You can use Xmodmap (or XKB, if you can find a guru to help you) to map
any scan code to any key you like. You could make whatever scan code Alt
is map to Control and Control map to Meta if you like. I'm not sure that
it'll help reduce confusion though.
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