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Re: lynx-dev configuring screen colors

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev configuring screen colors
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 19:40:59 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Doug Kaufman wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, bud wrote:
> > my isp allows me to run lynx 2.8.2 by using the alias lynx28s.  everything
> > comes up as bright blue on white.  i'd like to have the normal screen in
> > blue on white with only the highlighted linkx being bright blue on white.
> > the tech support guy at my isp has been asked several times, but he
> > doesn't seem to know how i can change things.
> > any ideas?
> > the reason this is so important is that i am blind and i need to have some
> > change in colors in order for my screen reader to work properly.

[ Details about customizing lynx.cfg omitted ]

> All this assumes that lynx is set up by your ISP allowing you to use
> alternate configuration files. The instructions for altering color
> are in the lynx.cfg file. Just search there for the word "COLOR".
> Excerpt from lynx.cfg about INCLUDE follows. You may want to forward
> this to the contact person at your ISP. If they have tight security on
> lynx.cfg for some reason, the included file can be limited to color
> changes.

If really "everything comes up as bright blue on white" as he wrote,
it sounds to me like lynx isn't in COLOR mode at all, but is in mono
mode.   The colors could just be what the terminal emulator or comm
program does.

If that is the case, we would need more info on
 - what software you use to connect, and from what kind of computer
 - the terminal type used (configured in the comm program, and TERM
   setting on the shell account).  For example "vt100".
 - how the lynx28s was compiled.  Does it support the -color switch?

The problem may dissapear if you just connect to the ISP in a different
way, by using a different communications program.


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