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Brynn
Hi Friends,
        While trying to help someone with a problem in a forum, I needed to
uninstall 0.92.0, 64-bit, exe installer on Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit (and then to
install 0.92.1).
        There was something unusual happening during the uninstall that I had
not seen before, and I wasn't sure if I was choosing the right options, so I
wanted to cancel the uninstall, until I could investigate the unusual things.
        But I found there was no way to.  Both the Cancel button and Back
button, as well as the X Close Window button (top-right corner) are all grayed
out the whole time.  I even tried Alt + F4, to kill the window.  It did kill the
Programs and Features window, but not the uninstall dialog.
        Before I could get out the Task Manager to try and kill the process, the
uninstall was finished.  Even then, the only available button was Finish.
Cancel and Back were still grayed out, as well as the X Close button.   Tried
Alt + F4 again, but there was no way out of this uninstall.
        Later, eventually I figured out what caused the unusual things that I
saw, and realized they were not a problem after all.  But I still think it
should be possible to stop the uninstall, just like you can stop the
installation process.
        Searching LP did not turn up any previous report, although as usual,
sometimes I don't find the right search words, or I don't recognize technical
language, or sometimes the report is buried under a title that doesn't predict
it would be there.
        So should this need a bug report?  Or is there some reason why the
uninstallation can't be stopped?

Thank you very much  :-)
brynn


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Re: can't stop uninstall for 0.92.0

Maren Hachmann
Am 12.03.2017 um 18:45 schrieb brynn:
> Hi Friends,
>         While trying to help someone with a problem in a forum, I needed to
> uninstall 0.92.0, 64-bit, exe installer on Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit (and then to
> install 0.92.1).
>         There was something unusual happening during the uninstall that I had
> not seen before, and I wasn't sure if I was choosing the right options, so I
> wanted to cancel the uninstall, until I could investigate the unusual things.

- Just wondering, I'm not a Windows user:

I'm not sure I fully understand: did you try to cancel before the actual
uninstall process had started, or after?

If after: Does it even make sense to hit 'Cancel' when the
deinstallation process has already started and files have been deleted?
As far as I understand, this would leave you with a broken installation.

I'd think it would be doing the right thing if it doesn't allow you to
stop the process in that case, for the sake of your system's integrity.

(Yeah, I understand that in that case, the availability of those buttons
is misleading. Maybe they were a leftover from a previous part of the
dialog?)

Regards,
 Maren

>         But I found there was no way to.  Both the Cancel button and Back
> button, as well as the X Close Window button (top-right corner) are all grayed
> out the whole time.  I even tried Alt + F4, to kill the window.  It did kill the
> Programs and Features window, but not the uninstall dialog.
>         Before I could get out the Task Manager to try and kill the process, the
> uninstall was finished.  Even then, the only available button was Finish.
> Cancel and Back were still grayed out, as well as the X Close button.   Tried
> Alt + F4 again, but there was no way out of this uninstall.
>         Later, eventually I figured out what caused the unusual things that I
> saw, and realized they were not a problem after all.  But I still think it
> should be possible to stop the uninstall, just like you can stop the
> installation process.
>         Searching LP did not turn up any previous report, although as usual,
> sometimes I don't find the right search words, or I don't recognize technical
> language, or sometimes the report is buried under a title that doesn't predict
> it would be there.
>         So should this need a bug report?  Or is there some reason why the
> uninstallation can't be stopped?
>
> Thank you very much  :-)
> brynn
>
>
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> dictionary content that is easy and intuitive to access. Sign up for an
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Re: can't stop uninstall for 0.92.0

Brynn
Thanks Maren.

Yes, I had already clicked the button to go ahead with uninstalling.  And all
the file names were flashing away as it worked.  And I think there was a
progress bar.

I don't know anything about uninstalling works.  If it would break something to
stop after it already started, then it makes sense why there's no way to stop
it.  (Although if that's the case, it seems like the other buttons ought to be
missing entirely, instead of grayed out.)  But I thought with the Finish button,
it wouldn't actually go through with the process if I clicked Cancel.  Or if I
click Finish, then it would finish.  Otherwise, what's the Finish button for?

I don't remember exactly what the message boxes i was getting said.  But there
were something like 6 or 8 of them.  They would show a file path to
share/keys/something with the "something" that I had never seen before.  I've
only ever changed one key shortcut, and none of them were that key.  And it
would say something like 'this file has been changed, are you sure you want to
delete.  There were no option in those message boxes either, to stop the
process.  It was either OK or Skip.

After the process finished, which I couldn't stop, it showed me a folder with
those files.  About half of them I had answered OK and the other half I skipped.
So it was showing the ones I had skipped. (I think.) It was then that I realized
they were part of an extension which I can't even use, but I had installed to
try and help someone in a forum.  It was some kind of cutting/plotting
extension.

So then I realized what it was, and I wasn't worried anymore.  But still would
have been nice to be able to stop it, if it can be stopped.

Thanks again,
brynn


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Am 12.03.2017 um 18:45 schrieb brynn:
> Hi Friends,
>         While trying to help someone with a problem in a forum, I needed to
> uninstall 0.92.0, 64-bit, exe installer on Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit (and then to
> install 0.92.1).
>         There was something unusual happening during the uninstall that I had
> not seen before, and I wasn't sure if I was choosing the right options, so I
> wanted to cancel the uninstall, until I could investigate the unusual things.

- Just wondering, I'm not a Windows user:

I'm not sure I fully understand: did you try to cancel before the actual
uninstall process had started, or after?

If after: Does it even make sense to hit 'Cancel' when the
deinstallation process has already started and files have been deleted?
As far as I understand, this would leave you with a broken installation.

I'd think it would be doing the right thing if it doesn't allow you to
stop the process in that case, for the sake of your system's integrity.

(Yeah, I understand that in that case, the availability of those buttons
is misleading. Maybe they were a leftover from a previous part of the
dialog?)

Regards,
Maren

>         But I found there was no way to.  Both the Cancel button and Back
> button, as well as the X Close Window button (top-right corner) are all grayed
> out the whole time.  I even tried Alt + F4, to kill the window.  It did kill
> the
> Programs and Features window, but not the uninstall dialog.
>         Before I could get out the Task Manager to try and kill the process,
> the
> uninstall was finished.  Even then, the only available button was Finish.
> Cancel and Back were still grayed out, as well as the X Close button.   Tried
> Alt + F4 again, but there was no way out of this uninstall.
>         Later, eventually I figured out what caused the unusual things that I
> saw, and realized they were not a problem after all.  But I still think it
> should be possible to stop the uninstall, just like you can stop the
> installation process.
>         Searching LP did not turn up any previous report, although as usual,
> sometimes I don't find the right search words, or I don't recognize technical
> language, or sometimes the report is buried under a title that doesn't predict
> it would be there.
>         So should this need a bug report?  Or is there some reason why the
> uninstallation can't be stopped?
>
> Thank you very much  :-)
> brynn
>
>
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> Announcing the Oxford Dictionaries API! The API offers world-renowned
> dictionary content that is easy and intuitive to access. Sign up for an
> account today to start using our lexical data to power your apps and
> projects. Get started today and enter our developer competition.
> http://sdm.link/oxford
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> Inkscape-user mailing list
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