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.
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 /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]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>taskkill /IM "jfw.exe" /f
SUCCESS: The process "jfw.exe" with PID 8856 has been
On 6/28/2019 8:31 AM,
Dean Martineau wrote:
I googled JAWS
command Line Options and didn’t get anything that seemed
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
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.
thank you. However my initial was
about Jaws restart, not Windows.
Nevertheless this would be helpful
in other circumstances.
Le 28/06/2019 à
13:36, Peter Tesar a écrit :
I have this DOS command in my
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
The command shutdown.exe might
work without the path.
You could move the shutdown.exe
file to your root directory.
4:53 AM, Tanguy LOHEAC wrote:
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
thank you for any suggestions
Have a nice day