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Re: lynx-dev configuring screen colors (fwd)

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev configuring screen colors (fwd)
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:19:15 -0500 (CDT)

Please respond to lynx-dev, not to my mail address.

You left some question unanswered:

>  - how the lynx28s was compiled.  Does it support the -color switch?

In addition, try the -nocolor switch.

I don't know how to figure out "what is different" with that lynx
on the "smart" shell (which apparently isn't so smart, or *too* smart...).
You may be able to send us some configuration info, try the INFO
command ('=' key), there should be a link called "compile time options"
at the top, and from that page another link called "lynx.cfg".
But those links may not be compiled in in that shell account version.

Maybe someone else can help you further, or try to follow Doug's


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:22:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: bud <address@hidden>
To: Klaus Weide <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: lynx-dev configuring screen colors

i have two shell accounts.  i use the same terminal emulation (vt102)
for both.  i use procomm plus and used the same terminal emulation on
two other shell accounts.  there is something different with the lynx on 
the smart shell.
On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Klaus Weide wrote:

> 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.
>    Klaus

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