Bug 103588 - 2.22 changed behavior of compose:lctrl
Summary: 2.22 changed behavior of compose:lctrl
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: xkb
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Reported: 2017-11-06 04:04 UTC by Pavel Panchekha
Modified: 2018-12-28 00:40 UTC (History)
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Description Pavel Panchekha 2017-11-06 04:04:02 UTC
I have my caps lock key as control and my left control key as my compose key, and I accomplish this by:

    setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps -option compose:lctrl

After upgrading to 2.22, this command started having a different effect: my left control key is now *both* a compose key and a caps lock key. As a result, caps lock toggles on and off every time I use the compose key.

Is this expected behavior? If yes, is there an alternative way to achieve the keyboard layout I desire?

I am using the `us` layout, no variant, and no options other than those described above.
Comment 1 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2018-01-18 21:20:47 UTC
Can you try reverting this patch:

I guess that broke your config:
 xkb_symbols "swapcaps" {
     replace key <CAPS> { [ Control_L ] };
     replace key <LCTL> { [ Caps_Lock ] };
+    modifier_map Control { <CAPS> };
+    modifier_map  Lock { <LCTL> };
If so, please contact Michal Suchanek (email is on the commit page)
Comment 2 Pavel Panchekha 2018-01-20 20:00:57 UTC
Yes, that works, I've contacted Michal.
Comment 3 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2018-01-20 20:18:31 UTC
Great. Once you have the solution that makes you both happy - please submit a patch!
Comment 4 GitLab Migration User 2018-12-28 00:40:39 UTC
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