The default settings after an Ubuntu installation are worse than merely the caps lock/control keys being in the wrong position. The following is a list of settings to get a more sane desktop. I’ll be repeating my command for swapping caps lock and control.
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options "['ctrl:swapcaps']"
Since ancient times, one has always been able to alt-tab through open windows. Now, by default, alt-tab switches between windows of an application and meta-tab is the new alt-tab. I don’t like that, so I did this:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-windows "['<Alt>Tab']" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "['<Super>Tab']"
Now, if you ever find that you need to switch applications instead of windows like you have for decades, you can do both!
Getting alt-drag and alt-resize
I really like alt-drag and alt-right-click-resize, so this is how I got them back.
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences mouse-button-modifier '<Alt>' gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences resize-with-right-button true
One other important thing I learned about was the “gnome-tweaks” package, and the wonderful complement to it: “apt install gnome-extension*” to get a bunch of extensions.