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RE: lynx-dev Interrupting operation in process: use 'z'

From: Joris Dobbelsteen
Subject: RE: lynx-dev Interrupting operation in process: use 'z'
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 23:04:55 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Klaus Weide
> Sent: woensdag 19 juli 2000 22:13
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: lynx-dev Interrupting operation in process: use 'z'
> On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Joris Dobbelsteen wrote:
> > Another problem I run into (maybe shouldn't write it in
> > this e-mail, so if
> > you reply on this subject, please change the e-mails
> > subject (got it???)) is
> done.
> > that if I'm connecting to a server and typed the wrong URL
> > (document or
> > server or something) I have to wait untill this sequence of
> > downloading the
> > 'wrong' document or scanning servers fails, and the ESC key
> > doesn't cancel
> > the operation, and there isn't an other key that is intend
> > for canceling
> > actions (so is  my oppinion). Maybe a patch on this???
> Use 'z' or maybe Ctrl-g, not ESC.
> > Please note that I'm using a Windows console port Lynx
> > versions (japanse
> > one?). The user-agent header says: Lynx/2.8.3dev.14
> > libwww-FM/2.14FM. To be
> > short: Lynx 2.8.3 for Win32. Made by address@hidden
> Ctrl-g and 'z' should work on all platforms.

It does work, probably duo to my 'knowledge' of LYNX (none, as you can see).
I'm new to it, and I normally assume ESC cancels operations (at least in
DOS/Windows it is that way and I assumed the US keyboard is a standard), but
maybe because of the platform-independent set-up it became CTRL+G and Z.

> Well they may not work everywhere if the operation that hangs is a
> hostname lookup.  But I think they do in the Win32 versions.
>    Klaus

 Joris Dobbelsteen

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