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    If I leave the caps lock on when switching from qwerty to colemak

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    • SuperColemakTyper
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    I decided to experiment.
    The version of Colemak that I downloaded is the one without the caps lock and the backspace is the caps lock.
    What if I go to qwerty(I don't use it anymore unless I have to) and leave the caps lock on and switch to Colemak what would happen?
    Would Colemak accept the caps lock that is on even though there is no caps lock key?
    I found out yes.
    I know that Colemak wouldn't neglect the caps lock key and turn it off when switching.
    But now I want to turn it off.
    There's no caps lock key in Colemak so I'll have to go to qwerty.
    So in Colemak there is no caps lock but I can enable the caps lock by going to a keyboard layout that uses the caps lock to get the caps lock but when I switch to Colemak the caps lock is permanent until I turn off the caps lock using another layout.

    Let's try this.
    Go to qwerty(I am not good at qwerty anymore; bad, it seems like I have like 30% accuracy).
    Okay I can't type so I'll just turn it on without telling you(I am typing this in Colemak after switching to qwerty)
    I WENT TO QWERTY AND PUT ON THE CAPS LOCK AT NOW I'M AT COLEMAK OH SAY I CAN'T TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK SINCE THERE'S NO CAPS LOCK BUTTON. I'LL HAVE TO QWERTY AND TURN IT OFF.
    QUESTION:
    WHY DOES COLEMAK ACCEPT THE ACTIVE(ON) CAPS LOCK OF QWERTY)? I EXPECT COLEMAK TO GO LIKE THIS:
    THE CAPS LOCK IS ON WHICH IS A FOREIGN KEY WHICH IS NOT AVAILABLE SO I'LL DISABLE THIS CAPS LOCK. NOW IT'S OFF.
    QUESTION:
    IF I REMOVE QWERTY AND NEVER GET IT BACK WOULD I ALWAYS BE HAVING CAPS LOCK ON WHEN ON QWERTY OR WOULD IT THIS:
    COMPUTER SHUT DOWN
    CAPS LOCK IS TURNED OFF
    OPEN COMPUTER
    NOW THE COMPUTER IS ON COLEMAK WITHOUT THE CAPS LOCK ON.


    LET'S GO BACK TO QWERTY AND TURN OFF THIS CAPS LOCK.

    Oh, I'm back to no caps lock with qwerty.

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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    Yeah, I think that install is a bit stupid. I think it's a lot better to use that key for something more powerful anyway (Extend – see the BigBag).

    Last edited by DreymaR (29-Nov-2021 12:18:58)

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    • SuperColemakTyper
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    What do you mean?

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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    I mean, check out how much better uses there are for that key.

    https://dreymar.colemak.org/layers-extend.html

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    • SuperColemakTyper
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    Are you the person who created the link that you sent me?

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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    I am the Big Bag creator, and the guy who makes the EPKL program and for the most part invented Extend, if that's what you're asking.

    Last edited by DreymaR (30-Nov-2021 14:12:08)

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    • SuperColemakTyper
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    I want something other that the big bag.

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    I have a quick question:
    How do I change my profile picture?
    It doesn't let me because the file of the picture is too large.

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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    SuperColemakTyper said:

    I want something other that the big bag.

    Your funeral, then. I'll leave you to your own devices.

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