[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #292: Caps Lock disabled by default and no UI to change

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Fri Apr 23 16:26:37 PDT 2010

#292: Caps Lock disabled by default and no UI to change
 Reporter:  dwhite                |       Owner:     
     Type:  System Defect         |      Status:  new
 Priority:  major                 |   Milestone:     
Component:  System Configuration  |     Version:  8.0
 Keywords:                        |  
 By default for the US locale, pc-sysinstaller sets the nocaps option on
 the generated kxkb configuration file in the user home directory skeleton
 which turns Caps Lock into Ctrl. While old-time Sun Type 5 keyboard users
 probably appreciate this, it is unexpected behavior for most users who
 expect Caps Lock to operate as it always has on PCs.

 Please remove the kxkb option settings from pc-sysinstaller and offer 'us-
 sun' as an alternative locale for people who want the Caps/Ctrl swap prior
 to first login.

 The offending configuration happens in pc-sysinstall/backend/functions-

 The settings can be changed on a per-user basis in the Regional & Language
 -> Keyboard Layout panel, which is non-obvious since there are other
 keyboard configuration top level categories.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/292>
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