moderated Re: command line to enforce jaws restart
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It won’t work if you have a version of JAWS older than 2018, I believe (or maybe it’s 18, but I don’t recall it working there). It’s also not totally reliable since if JAWS process is already fouled up somehow it might not even get the keystroke.
But I don’t know why this keeps coming up in this discussion since the OP specifically asked for tips on killing and restarting JAWS using command line.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: July 3, 2019 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: command line to enforce jaws restart
True, but as others said, Jaws Key + Windows + F4 will kill Jaws and reload it although apparently some people say this doesn’t work for them, it does work for me.
I assume because you then need a second keystroke to restart it. I believe the object is to stop and restart JAWS with one action.
All the best
Why use such a complicate method to do something one can do with the single keystroke, Jaws Key + F4.
You can kill JAWS by executing the taskkill command:
taskkill /IM "jfw.exe" /f
The problem with this approach is that you will also need to kill all of JAWS' child processes. When I have some time I'll go through task manager and see all of the different processes that JAWS has. You would use taskkill to kill them off one by one before restarting JAWS.
You also need to be running an elevated command prompt to execute taskkill.
If done successfully, here is what the output looks like:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.175]
On 6/28/2019 8:31 AM, Dean Martineau wrote: