Remapping the Caps Lock key in macOS Big Sur

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I have been using the Happy Hacking Keyboard for a few years now, the keyboard has the Control key instead of the CAPS LOCK. I got so used to it that it was hard for me to write directly on the Mac with the MacBook keyboard. However, there is a solution for my problem, since we can natively remap the Caps Lock key.

Open System Preferences and click on ‘Keyboard’
Click on ‘Modifier Keys…’
For ‘Caps Lock (⇪) Key’, choose ‘^ Control’
Click ‘OK’

System Preferences -> Keyboard
Modifier Keys…



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