How to Make the CapsLock Key do Home Key

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Emacs cannot set Caps Lock directly. You need to use a keyboard tool.


On the Mac, use Sail to set Caps Lock to send Home key signal.

You can find link to Sail at Mac: Key Remapping and Keybinding Tools


Linux: Make CapsLock Do Home Key

Microsoft Windows

Programable Keyboard

Best solution is actually to get a Programable Keyboard. That way, there's no glitches. And you can plug in the keyboard in any computer or operating system and it'll work right away with your own customization.

see Programable Keyboards with Onboard Memory

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