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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: need for "re-try to get it"

From: Michael Warner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: need for "re-try to get it"
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 19:57:56 -0700

On Thu, May 07, 1998, David Combs <address@hidden> wrote:

> Often when I type in eg "12" (numbered links) to go somewhere,
> it just waits -- or maybe comes back failing to find it,
> eg that all ports are taken.
> In either case, it speeds up things, it turns out, for me
> to "z" it, and try again, which often works, right quick.
> Now, if I am "at" that link, it's easy to re-try it; I
> just hit <return> or L, and I'm off.
> However, when I have typed in a number, eg 12, I have to
> remember what number I typed in, and do it again.
> Now, if I hit the up-arrow (not caret) key over to the
> right of the keyboard, and do it after a "g", it
> spits-out the last TYPED-IN (or on cmd line) address.
> Maybe it would be nice if that "12", or at least the
> addr it mapped to, was pushed onto that stack too?
> Then IT would be there when I hit that up-arrow.
> ----
> Or maybe there is already a key-cmd to re-try the prior thing,
> and I just don't know about it?

More social- than software-engineering, but I've pretty well got
myself trained to tack 'g' and an extra 'enter' onto the link number.
Then I can restart after an interrupt with just an 'enter'.

Michael Warner 

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