On my keyboard a few keys like Enter, Esc, and Ctrl are difficult to press and I would like to avoid using my pinky for such high frequency keys. Is there a program I can run that intercepts all keystrokes and replacing certain chords such as "df" (i.e. not limited to a modifier key and a non-modifier) with the appropriate keysym?

  • Are you sure working the issue around is worth it? I'm not sure how many times you press Enter, Esc and Ctrl in a day, but it seems that getting a new keyboard would save you a lot of time and effort. – Dmitry Grigoryev Mar 21 '16 at 15:08

Not a direct answer, but sticky-keys can help ease your strain as part of the problem is the need to hold modifier key at the same time as regular key. (XFCE: Accessibility/Keyboard/Use_sticky_keys)

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    Can you please provide more details. It is impossible to understand how sticky keys would be a solution without an explanation – Prasanna Mar 19 '16 at 17:32
  • @Prasanna Edited – xged May 25 '16 at 6:34

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