To swap the
caps lock keys in OSX enter
system preferences -> keyboard -> modifier keys:
caps locks settings:
Why swap the control and caps lock key?
- I use the control key more than the caps lock key (
viis my editor of choice).
- The original control key is difficult to press with your fingers on the home row keys.
- I started my career using a Sun keyboard, where control and caps lock were already in the proper position.
Fingers and hand have to stretch to reach the control key:
Fingers and hand are in a relaxed natural position while pressing control: