Optimize Keyboard Layout for Developers
For most people,
" is much more frequently used than
For most developers,
Esc is much more frequently used than
} is more frequently used than
So it's not bad to swap them.
Note the first letter of the file name must be upper case. Ohterwise it does not work after reboot. See more info of xmodmap
xmodmap -pke > ~/.Xmodmap cp ~/.Xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap.bak vim ~/.Xmodmap xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
~/.Xmodmap (only modified lines, the 2nd column shift+key)
... keycode 34 = braceleft bracketleft braceleft bracketleft keycode 35 = braceright bracketright braceright bracketright ... keycode 48 = quotedbl apostrophe quotedbl apostrophe ... keycode 254 = keycode 255 = ! Swap Caps Lock and Esc ! remove Lock = Caps_Lock ! keysym Escape = Caps_Lock ! keysym Caps_Lock = Escape ! add Lock = Caps_Lock
I used this layout for several years. It's easy to get familiar with it. You can buy sticky paper note and override the chars on these keys.