if you are running the alfa version as a
installed version it will stay on the alfa
version for updates.
The way a few of us do it is they might keep
the stable version as the main installer
If they want to test out either the alfa
version or beta version then they would make
up a directory on the c: drive and either name
it alfa version of nvda or beta version of
nvda or along those lines.
They would then download either the alfa
version or beta version and then make a
portable copy inside of either directory and
have the files put into it.
Then they would make a shortcut from the
desktop either to the alfa version or the beta
version to the nvda.exe file and also asign a
shortcut to start that copy.
I have a alfa version plus the beta version
plus the stable version on this computer.
so when you go to start it lets say for the
alfa version the hot key could be alt + ctrl +
the letter A.
So when you say look at my c: drive i would
have c:\ nvda alfa
c:\ nvda beta
programfiles x86 nvda which is the stable
Hope you get what i mean.
On 17/12/2018 2:03
PM, marcio via Groups.Io wrote:
First, thanks for your answer.
Just to see if I got it right: If I download
this version, I'll automatically lose the
If so, how I can stay up to date about news on
the NVDA stable without losing it?
I mean, staying in the Alpha channel I won't
receive news from the stable version, or will
Maybe it's a stupid question but I still am
confused about these channels.
21:59, Quentin Christensen escreveu:
You can download the update from https://www.nvaccess.org/download
- when you install it, the installer
will automatically install over your
existing installed version.
The Beta channel automatically
updates to the RC channel.
The RC channel automatically
updates to the next stable release.
The alpha channel stays on the
alpha channel. If you would like to
change from alpha to stable, you will
need to download manually.
So anyone who downloaded either the
beta or RC releases should be prompted
to update to NVDA 2018.4 stable, but
you can also download it manually and
Note that NVDA only checks once
every 24 hours or so; for those
following us on social media or in the
groups here, you often find out before
NVDA has checked. You can either
download or check for updates
manually, or wait and it will do it
within a day or so.
I'm on the NVDA Alpha channel. I got
informed that a new version was
available, but not for the channel, I
read it here just now.
The thing is: when I was going to
check for updates it shows me nothing.
Anyone knows what can be happening and
how to fix it?
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