Remapping CAPS LOCK to CTRL to avoid the dreaded Emacs pinky (Windows and Mac OS X)

Using the default CTRL key can lead to the development of repetitive strain injury (RSI) on your pinky finger, commonly referred to as “Emacs Pinky”.

In this video we cover how you can remap your CAPS LOCK key to act as another CTRL key and avoid developing Emacs Pinky in the future.

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Video Contents:
0:17 – Common keyboard placements of the CTRL key
0:59 – Emacs Pinky – What is it?
2:38 – Emacs Pinky – How to avoid it
3:44 – Remapping the CAPS LOCK key on Windows
5:36 – Remapping the CAPS LOCK key on Mac OS X

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