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Re: lynx-dev MacLynx
Re: lynx-dev MacLynx
Sun, 19 Aug 2001 22:04:50 -0400
010819 Doug Wilson wrote:
> I recently downloaded MacLynx b1 - (Lynx 2.7.1 port)
2-7-1 is now c 4,5 yr old , ie long out-of-date.
there have been lots & lots of big improvements since that time.
> and am trying to learn how to use it on my Macintosh LC III
no-one has been supporting the Mac port for a long time.
> because I want to use a text based browser.
an excellent idea! i have Netscape & Opera for Linux,
but use Lynx all the time for my daily sessions w the newspapers.
NB everyone, you can easily get at graphics hidden in JS etc via Pretty Source.
> I start MacLynx by clicking on the Lynx icon.
> This apparently opens the Lynx/Beta 1/index.html file
> A window then opens on the screen with the title "TextScape".
> I found that by pressing the "h" key I get to a Lynx Help Menu. (Great!)
`k' should list current key-bindings, which cb altered in lynx.cfg .
> Here I found a "Lynx User Guide" 67 pages long.
now even longer ... (smile)
> I found that by pressing the "p" key I got to a print option menu.
> I tried the "Save to a local file" option so I could study it off line.
> This saved it as text as a local file in my Lynx/Beta 1 file folder.
yes, a basic use of Lynx. also, you sb able to e-mail the file via `p'.
> Next I tried the "Print to the screen" option.
this is a relic of the days when Lynx started out on a campus network c 1992
-- the Age of Giants, as i call it sometimes --
& doesn't have a purpose for typical users today.
> This opened a new window and the text scrolled by too fast for me to read.
> When it got to the end, an error notice window appeared with the message:
> Sorry, a system error occurred. MacLynx b1 680x0" error type 10
> The screen then hung up and I needed to restart the computer to continue.
no-one at lynx-dev is likely to help w this one.
> If I am just looking around can I go directly to a page
> without having to slowly step through each page in sequence?
you can w more recent versions of Lynx, but not 2-7-1 :
you sb able to number the links -- use the Options screen via `o' -- ,
then make a stab at some link number. i always have links numbered.
> is Lynx-Dev the place to discuss learning how to use Lynx
> or is there a newsgroup specifically for tutorial type questions?
this is the place to learn, a mixture of users & programmers.
you can get basic training from my document `Lynx Help for Beginners'
at www.chass.utoronto.ca/~purslow/lhfb.html .
you can access a lot more Lynx info via lynx.browser.org/
& get the most recent version for Linux/Windows from lynx.isc.org/current/ .
always send questions to lynx-dev, where everyone will see them.
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