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Turns the spacebar key to another control key.
C++ Shell
branch: master

Merge pull request #6 from philipp-classen/master

- Fixed: s2c is no longer required to be in the PATH
latest commit 4d07080757
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Space 2 Control

This little hack for X turns the spacebar key into another control key when used in combination. When used alone, it behaves like the ordinary space bar on the key release event. Especially useful with Emacs.


  • Install X11 and XTEST development packages. On Debian GNU/Linux derivatives:
sudo apt-get install libx11-dev libxtst-dev
  • If the program complains about a missing "XRecord" module, enable it by adding 'Load "record"' to the Module section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf: (This step is unnecessary in most systems) e.g.:
    Section "Module"
            Load  "record"


sudo make install

Arch linux

Space2Ctrl is currently available via the Arch User Repository (AUR) as 'space2ctrl-git'.


  • Load Space2Ctrl with "s2cctl start"
  • Unload Space2Ctrl with "s2cctl stop"
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