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options for Kindle, nvda or narrator?
There has been a little thread on the main list about the latest NVDA not working well with the read all function when using the Kindle app.
I had noticed this, but just figured something had changed with the Kindle app, since I have never figured out how or when that app updates. And some time back, one of my preferred voices for Kindle had started exhibiting the unwanted feature of stopping after a few sentences. So when the other voice I like to use started doing the same thing, I didn't necessarily associate it with the new version of NVDA. But it did, in fact, start having the problem after the most recent upgrade.
So I understood from a post on the list that you can actually run NVDA without having to make a portable copy. How does that work? What do you have to do to still keep your up to date NVDA, with security fixes, but then run the older one only when you want to read kindle books? And how about narrator? I admit I've not used it, although I know its capabilities are much more than was the case in the past. Has anybody tried that with the Kindle app? I'm so clueless about Narrator that I don't even know how to find out if I can use my preferred voices or am stuck with MS voices etc.
Once you get the exe file for the version you want to run, run it in the same way as though you were going to install the program or make a portable copy.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
When the license agreement screen comes up, check the I agree check box with the space bar. After you do that, you can tab to three options, install, make a portable copy and continue or continue running, I'm not sure what the wording is. As I recall, these are all buttons. Press the space bar on the option you want. If you choose continue running, the program will run until you close it.
You can change settings but of course, no settings will be saved.
On 1/12/2023 7:34 PM, Mary Otten wrote:
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I tend to check it will work on the said software portably buy keeping it running, then if it does, I make a portable copy on a known folder, then navigate to that folder and make a shortcut to the executable and shove it on the desktop. If you are feeling really industrias of course using a simple bit of a batch file you can close one copy and open the other on the shorcuts.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Normally that is not needed, but any add ons you need on the portable can be installed and are in effect a different copy to those on the main version. You can have as many instances and versions of nvda as you desire, but you should be aware that portable versions do have limitations due to security concerns, so some things don't work.
If you turn off automatic updates then you will not be bothered by those.
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Once you get the exe file for the version you want to run, run it in the same way as though you were going to install the program or make a portable copy.
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