I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton.
How do I map the search key to the ctrl action.
Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key.
/usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:swapcaps"
I have Acer C720 Chromebook, here is what I did to map search key to control
You can use
xev to check the keycode for your search key, and which key it is mapped to. For my chromebook, search key is mapped to
Super_L by default.
First, create file
.Xmodmap at your
$HOME directory with content below
clear control clear mod4 keycode 133 = Super_L add control = Control_L Control_R Super_L add mod4 = Hyper_L Super_R
Next, need to make sure
~/.Xmodmap file when you start you linux using
sudo startxfce4 in chromebook terminal. Create file
~/.xinitrc with content below
if [-s ~/.Xmodmap]; then xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap fi
Last step is to logout your xfce environment and restart it from chromebook terminal.