Re: Autorun for the portable version?
Yes, I know what you mean. My laptop has several USB ports, and I have seentoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
everything from drive E through I.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Luke
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Autorun for the portable version?
I didn't see this explicitly mentioned, although it was probably implied by
some of the drive letter discussion.
If you don't want to launch Narrator in order to figure out which drive
your USB stick was assigned to, or if you don't want to have to find your
stick in file explorer and start NVDA that way, there is a brute force
You simply try starting NVDA on each successive drive letter, until one of
works. Nothing bad is likely to happen if it's not on a given drive, or if
there is no drive at that letter.
If your portable nvda can be started by typing "nvda" at the root of the
trying something like:
Press Windows-r, to open the run dialog.
Type "e:\nvda", and press enter.
One of three things will happen.
1. NVDA will start--boom, you're done.
2. You'll get the windows error sound.
3. You'll hear nothing, which probably means windows is telling you to
disk into that drive (if maybe drive E is a DVD drive or the like).
If either 2 or 3 is what happens, just press enter, which will return you to
run dialog, then press backspace to delete the current selection (the last
you typed), and try the next drive.
So, if you insert a USB stick, and it gets drive letter G, the whole process
might look like:
[You hear silence]
[You hear the Windows error ding]
[You hear the NVDA start chimes, or other indication of NVDA starting]
You can keep increasing drive letters until eventually NVDA starts. Since
a new USB stick will be one of the early drive letters, you won't usually
to go far.
If you are very used to this process, it can be faster or more efficient
starting Narrator and browsing to the drive in question. Just another
Often I'll start with the most likely drives, such as G, then F, then H.
learn the most likely drives for your situation if you do this.
If your path is a little longer than e:\nvda, such as if your NVDA is in a
subfolder, you might want to type e:\nvda\nvda (or whatever) for the first
then replace the backspace key with home, delete, new
drive letter, enter, for each subsequent one.
All of this takes a lot longer to read than it does to do.:)
On Tue, 9 Apr 2019, Judy Jones wrote:
a position that requires a floating work station, how again would I
is the flash drive. On an unfamiliar computer, you won't know. Once you
out, unless it changes, you can use the run command but you need to knowhow to run NVDA in a method such as I described unless you are always using
computer you definitely know the letter on.could do the run command from a system requiring no speech for that.
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:53 PMpersons computer.
website if you are interested they are on the nvda audio tutorials page at
http://accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20audio%20tutorials.htmlmentioning USB or CD.
version of NVDA then starting it on windows 10. At the time it is nvda
version 1809 of Windows.log on screen.
your computer then plug it back in.
E:nvda then press the enter key and then it should start up.
changed the voice from the other one that i was using.
think it did.
to get NVDA to start when inserting the drive? If so, how?
material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their
find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visithttp://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa
Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed on the APNKnetwork please visit the following
link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out howto use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following
link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvdanetwork, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following
How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library
https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the
list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat andsuccessfully passed the NVDA expert exam.