Re: [BCAB] Running NVDA from a USB stick on a Windows XP machine Barry Toner 31 Oct 2012 20:54 GMT
Hi Clive, As far as I know NVDA only auto launches on a U3 pen drive. Have you tried doing what I showed at the Tech A break weekend? i.e. Label the Pen drive with 1 at the start of the drive name, then finding the nvda.exe and sticking a number 2 at the beginning of this filename? Pop the pen in, hear the USB connection sound play. Bring up Windows Explorer with Windows key E, then hit 1, return, and as you are using XP you'll need to hit tab once, then number 2 and return. This should launch NVDA. A bit more faffy under XP but it'll work. Under Windows 7 you do the same but leave out the tab as you'd by default placed with focus in the drive list of Windows Explorer when you first run it. Regards, Barry. -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Clive.Lever@kent.gov.uk Sent: 31 October 2012 16:24 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Alex.Martin@kent.gov.uk Subject: [BCAB] Running NVDA from a USB stick on a Windows XP machine Hello all, how do I run NVDA from a USB stick on a Windows XP machine. Do you need to type in any keystrokes to launch it? We've done what it asked on the NVDA website, loading the program files onto a pen drive. The site says to put 'Autorun' onto the pen, and that this should automatically launch on plugging in the pen drive. Although we did this, my sighted colleague says that on connecting the USB stick to the PC, the box still comes up asking if I want to run movies, open folder to view files, take no action and all that. Does anyone have any ideas as to why NVD is not running without the need for further clicks? Thanks, Clive Clive Lever Diversity and Equality Officer Kent County Council Office: 01622 221163 Email: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Kent County Council Room G37 Sessions House Maidstone, Kent. ME14 1XQ -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email email@example.com.