Re: NVDA Portable Start

Howard Traxler

Thanks, Chris, it appeared that I should add the exit command to my batch.  So I did and it still ended in the terminal mode.  Alt F4 does close it.


On 11/28/2021 6:16 AM, Chris Mullins wrote:


Yes it does run the terminal as batch files are essentially a series of DOS commands that require that environment to run.  The following will start the specified program and exit the command prompt environment:

@echo off

start <full pathname including drive letter>



@echo off

start %windir%\system32\notepad.exe




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*From: *Shaun Everiss <>
*Sent: *28 November 2021 04:04
*To: * <>
*Subject: *Re: [nvda] NVDA Portable Start

Thats a problem really.

Yeah, there is no way to actually do this with aditional mucking about.

You can use nircmd or other program to run your batch file.

You can run them with a script.

You can run them from a shortcut.

You can run and edit a shortcut to hide or minimise a window.

You can run the batch file normally, then once nvda is running hit alt f4.

You can just type x:\nvda211\nvda into run as long as you know the drive letter.

On 28/11/2021, Gene <> wrote:

I tried doing what you do and it runs the terminal, which I know nothing
about.  I closed it in the following way:
I opened the system menu with alt space.  I either down arrowed or up
arrowed to close and pressed enter. The terminal closed and I was
back in

Windows.  You can also use c in the menu to close the terminal
instead of

arrowing to close, as follows:
alt space
type c.
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2021 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Portable Start
I’m not sure what is going on.  When you say it won’t exit to
Windows, have

you tried typing exit and pressing enter?  While convenient, you
don’t have

to use a batch file.  If necessary, I’ll discuss how to run NVDA without
-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2021 7:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA Portable Start
I have a portable copy of "NVDA on a thumb drive in a folder called
NVDA211.  It contains NVDA version 2021.1.  When I shut down my
installed NVDA, switch to the thumb drive and execute a batch file that
starts the portable version, it starts in a command mode that does not
accept commands; nor will it exit back to windows.  This does not seem
normal to me.  Wonder how I can make it stay in windows when I start the

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