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    Uninstall does not work correctly on windows 10

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    • Registered: 19-Apr-2020
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    I installed colemak on windows 10 some time ago.
    As I wasn't able to use it a lot it was actually unused. Problem for me was that Ctrl+LeftShift always switched from German layout to Colemak. It was distracting because I often hit the 2 together.
    Long story short: I uninstalled and rebooted.
    Today I found out that Ctrl+LeftShift still switches the keyboard layout to colemak. I don't have an uninstall option anymore in the programs.
    I did not use any registry hacks. Only installation program.

    How can I get rid of the colemak completely from my system?

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    • From: Oslo, Norway
    • Registered: 13-Dec-2006
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    I think you can bork your setup if you uninstall a layout that's active. Always remove the layout before uninstalling it. You need to understand that MSKLC is a developer tool, not the usual user-friendly Windows experience. Nevertheless, things like that are among the reasons I prefer using EPKL now.

    You could try reinstalling the Colemak .dll, then making sure it's not set before uninstalling it again?

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    What is EPKL?

    I will try your suggestion and post back.

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    That worked. I reinstalled. Rebooted. Removed Colemak German and Colemak English Keyboards from system. Rebooted. Uninstalled. And after final reboot it seems to be gone.
    Thanks.

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    • From: Oslo, Norway
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    Read about EPKL in the BigBag. Take some time to read all about it.  (❁°‿°)

    The main reason I use EPKL is to get Extend, actually. But it's very nice that it's portable too.

    Last edited by DreymaR (20-Apr-2020 13:50:07)

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