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Language removing program

This is about programming the language feature on Windows
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Those of us who have dual language keyboards keep on seeing this crop up. A third keyboard suddenly appears, usually a secondary one to your main language. So if you had English US, you suddenly get a new English UK keyboard, with several keys out of the usual place that you expect them to be. Then you change the language and it stays English, and need to change another time. The solution is, after 2 months and after you forgot already all about how you solved it the last time is to go into the control panel add the English UK, and then remove it. But then where is the add language. You search the web, read all kinds of wrong advice and finally remember how to it yourself.

In comes the Language remover. First time you install it detects the keyboard even if it is not showing in your installation. It asks you to confirm its findings, and if needed and you agree, fixes the problem. Next time it comes up, you run it again. Or maybe it lurks in the background waiting for an unwanted keyboard to show its ugly face once again.

pashute, Apr 03 2020

Christy Brown https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Christy_Brown
Used a standard typewriter ... [8th of 7, Apr 03 2020]

Remove language with powershell https://stackoverfl...g-c-sharp-or-vb-net
[chronological, Apr 04 2020]


       windoze ... yup, there's your problem, right there.   

       You don't need a language remover - you need a windoze remover. It's called Linux, it's free, and it works really, really well.
8th of 7, Apr 03 2020

       // manual //   

       There are very few typewriters adapted for use by feet. They do, however, exist.   

       But see also <link>
8th of 7, Apr 03 2020

       You might be able to do this via powershell, see link
chronological, Apr 04 2020

       When I bought my used Dell Precision Pro, it came with a Linux Mint distro installed on it. So not being a computer guru, I gave Mint a good college try. I really did. But my simpleton brain couldn't wrap my head around how to partition my drives efficiently given my starting point with all kinds of files in sporadic places and wanting to also run win 7 natively for work requirements. It had computerese that my BASIC and DOS-based brain couldn't identify with. And then I also realized that I was just considering dual-booting just to have Linux, which I didn't really have any practical need for other than for curiosity, and my curiosity for operating systems runs about as deep as my patience for the orange clusterfuck.   

       And not even having access to Win 7, I'm stuck with 10 now, which this old machine isn't really happy with.   

       Oh well, I got it for cheap on Ebay.
RayfordSteele, Apr 05 2020

       Thanks [chronological], that takes me more than half way.
pashute, Apr 06 2020

       [Ray] I too did Mint for a few months, and it was slick and fast and worked well until couldn't handle a particular file. Then the fun (?) began. Endlessly canvassing blogs for users in similar straits, searching various Linux sites, finding the right app and installing it at the DOS level, figuring out why it still didn't work, more blogs, more searching, more DOS. I could hear the distro laughing at my ineptitude. Windows at least tries to help the user, tells you what it needs, updates itself.   

       I hear Linux will boot from a memory stick and run as an overlay in Windows; handy for when self-flagellation has lost its appeal and you wish to try a different form of punishment.
whatrock, Apr 06 2020

       SuSE is better, but has different quirks, and is more for servers than laptops.
8th of 7, Apr 06 2020

       Except for a bare bones up install, all OS's will have unused libraries, space using software and depending on user, stuff(even hardware) that will never see an electron stream.
wjt, Apr 07 2020

       Exactly analogous to your brain, then.
8th of 7, Apr 07 2020

       Don't know what my subconscious won't tell me.
wjt, Apr 07 2020

       I thought this would be about a progrm tht was actually abel to rmove langauje from a prsn as fey wer tklng or typns a sngoria vant honju thap hud. Nob thn ebiniac nar haioncan. [%]
wagster, Apr 07 2020

       "...and there was Much Rejoicing".   

       // Don't know what my subconscious won't tell me //   

       Oh, but you do; you just don't know you know it. Mr. Kant & Mr. Fitch will be along shortly to ruin your life.
8th of 7, Apr 07 2020


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