Re: NVDA Settings


Quentin Christensen
 

I think if you try to run it from Drop box it will download it - it should work, I haven't tried it that way.


On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 1:16 PM Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:
Is it okay to run the portable version from Drop box or does it have to
be on a thumb drive?


On 7/12/2020 6:43 PM, Gene wrote:
> If you want to preserve your settings and adde-ons in a new
> installation, the usual way to do this is to make a portable version
> of NVDA from the installed version you are running, and then run the
> portable version on the machine you want to install it on, and use
> that running version to install NVDA from the portable version.  These
> operations, creating a portable version and installing from the
> portable version can be done using the tools submenu in NVDA.
>
> If the installed version makes changes to the registry, and I know
> that if you want it to run at bootup, that is done by a registry
> entry, your method doesn't do this.
>
> It is generally not a good idea when installing a nonportable version
> of a program, to just copy files.  A lot of the time, programs you
> place on a computer won't work properly and perhaps not at all.
>
> Gene
> -----Original Message----- From: Mike B
> Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:31 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA Settings
>
>
> Hi Marie,
>
> Since I run the same version of NVDA on all my computers whether
> Windows 7 or 10, what I do is copy the NVDA folder with all its
> subfolders to Dropbox or a flashdrive from the following path:
>
> C:\Users \ User Name \ AppData \ Roaming \ nvda
>
> I then paste it into the same path of another computer overwrighting
> all existing NVDA files and folders.  I now have that version set-up
> the same way as the other.
>
> Others may say not to do it this way, but I have yet to incurr a
> single problem doing this way for about 4 years now.  Just make sure
> you're running the same version of NVDA on all computers you do this
> with.  I've even sent my NVDA folder to a friend on the east coast and
> he pasted into his computer with no issues.
>
> Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
> I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to
> please everybody.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: Marie
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA Settings
>
>
> I already installed NVDA on the new system. Should I uninstall it
> before performing these instructions?
>
> Also I am not sure what you mean by "run NVDA +n,t.
>
> And do I then install the full version from the portable? I  have
> never used a portable copy.
>
>
>
>
>
> On 7/12/2020 4:17 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
>
> Yes, the easiest way is to open NVDA's menu (NVDA+N) then Tools (T)
> then Create Portable Copy (C).  Follow the prompts and put it on a
> memory stick. Move to your new computer, run the portable version and
> NVDA+N, T, then "Install NVDA".
>
> Kind regards
> Quentin.
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 9:14 AM Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:
>
> Can you export NVDA setting to use in a new installation?
> TIA
> Marie
>
>
>
>





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Quentin Christensen
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