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I did something stupid. I was screwing around with xmodmap a few weeks back, and gave up what I was trying to do. I find out later that Shift-J no longer does anything (I can't type capital "J").

xmodmap -pke shows the following for what appears to be the "J" key:

keycode  44 = j J j J

I want to restore normal behavior for Shift-J. Where do I start?

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I laughed out loud at this. But seriously, this setting is in a file somewhere. Did you save this in a startup file of some sort, or did xmodmap create the file automatically? –  new123456 Aug 1 '11 at 20:38
Damned if I know. I probably just need to find that file. Two of my clients' names start with "J" and it's starting to get annoying. –  Aaron Aug 19 '11 at 2:59

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