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Remap Caps Lock to Escape or Control

Lawrence Chen
Updated on ・1 min read

Emacs

Caps Lock to Control

hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x700000039,"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":0x7000000E0}]}'
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Vim

Caps Lock to Escape

hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x700000039,"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":0x700000029}]}'
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This seems to not affect external keyboards in my setup. If you know a fix, please drop a comment!

Reset

Caps Lock to Caps Lock

hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x700000039,"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":0x700000039}]}'
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Learn More (Remap Other Keys)

https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/technotes/tn2450/_index.html

Credits: https://superuser.com/a/1405422

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