Re: nvda command line switches

Sascha Cowley

Yes, NVDA does accept command line options. These are listed in section 16.1 of the user guide.

On 1/03/2020 10:14, Shaun Everiss wrote:

Hi joseph.

I am changing the subject so its a bit more relevant.

Is there a list of command line switches for nvda somewhere and what do they do.

I wander if like in other? things like brousers like you could have something like.


nvda, no addons, default synth, default settings.

You could run nvda and fix anything broken that way.

What are the actual command switches? anyway?

On 1/03/2020 11:36 am, Joseph Lee wrote:


For everyone experiencing this issue, try:

  1. Open Run dialog (Windows+R).
  2. Type the following as exactly as shown:


nvda --disable-addons


This assumes you have NVDA installed. Press Enter after typing the above text and see if you can then open NVDA settings interface. If yes, it might be an add-on or two that?s at fault.





From: <> On Behalf Of Janet Brandly
Sent: Saturday, February 29, 2020 1:39 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVEA settings not opening


Hello all,


I hd this problem just now. I had to shut down NVDA from the task bar and restart it using control+alt+N. Hope that helps.



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