Moderated Re: command line to enforce jaws restart

M Tobia

I have not been following this tread from the beginning, but if you want to shutdown Jaws and have it restart automatically, then use the Jaws key plus the windows key and the F4 key.  The combination of those three keys will shutdown Jaws and restart it again.






From: <> On Behalf Of Tanguy LOHEAC
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: command line to enforce jaws restart


Yes, this approach seems close to what i need to reach out. I'll try this.

As far as i know there are no child process. Then that would be fine.

Shank you.

Le 28/06/2019 à 14:46, Munawar Bijani a écrit :

I would also recommend you wait some seconds after killing JAWS before restarting it. The first line kills JAWS, the second line waits five seconds, and the third restarts JAWS. So:

taskkill /IM "jfw.exe" /f

timeout 5

"C:\program files\freedom scientific\jaws\2019\jfw.exe"

On 6/28/2019 8:31 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

I googled JAWS command Line Options and didn’t get anything that seemed helpful.  


From: <> On Behalf Of Tanguy LOHEAC
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: command line to enforce jaws restart


Hi Dean,

My objective is to make Jaws restart seemlessly so that users are not forced to deal with keystrokes. Some of my cleints get nervous and lose self-trust when its time to shutdown jaws and restart it manually.

Since this process is used when installing Jaws (automatically restart when install is complete), i thought there was a command line that could do the job.


Le 28/06/2019 à 14:05, Dean Martineau a écrit :

                Why not use the Keyboard Manager and assign a new hotkey to the ShutDownJAWS script?  We go through this sort of thing in the forthcoming windows Keyboard Power User Guide book. You could add a keystroke like, perhaps, shift+ctrl+z, or some other keystroke that you can remember, that doesn’t use a JAWSKey, and that isn’t used by other programs you’re using, so that you can use it to do what we do with JAWSKey+F4.





From: <> On Behalf Of Tanguy LOHEAC
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: command line to enforce jaws restart


Hi Peter

thank you. However my initial was about Jaws restart, not Windows.

Nevertheless this would be helpful in other circumstances.

thank you

Le 28/06/2019 à 13:36, Peter Tesar a écrit :



I have this DOS command in my desktop shortcut.


   C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00


the 's is for shutdown, -r is for reboot

the -f is for force (It doesn't work as well as it did in Win7

The -t is the time to wait -- 0 mili seconds


The command shutdown.exe might work without the path.

You could move the shutdown.exe file to your root directory.


Peter T.



On 6/28/2019 4:53 AM, Tanguy LOHEAC wrote:

Hello all

Do you know any command line that can force jaws to restart?

This is because i'm using a program on my laptop that disables the Jaws key. And th only way to restore it is to restart Jaws. But i wish i could write a batch file that would make it automatically after this program has been run.

thank you for any suggestions


Have a nice day



Didactiweb - les formations adaptées aux déficients visuels

Tanguy Lohéac
Cofondateur et Responsable technique
06 20 23 77 26

Join { to automatically receive all group messages.