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Re: [Lynx-dev] Configurability

From: Stef Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Configurability
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 23:43:19 -0500 (EST)

Editing your own .lynxrc allows you to tune to your preferences using all lynx.cfg options.

If you go the [O]ptions form route it overwrites .lynxrc, which is the main reason it does not write to disk by default. This was discussed here last year. Read the autogenerated .lynxrc file LYOPTIONS generates.

The ssl warnings mean you need to install certificates correctly on your system; see
and follow the steps.

lynx -tna is a command line option for TEXTFIELDS, lynx -nopause is probably what you want for the delays... lynx --help|less shows you everything. The cookie accepting requires file storage and persistence ...

In general the lynx browser will speed up very nicely for users who take the time to learn to make the required changes. Since not all users are ready or able or want to run lynx in super fast mode, only some vendors ship a tuned current version of lynx.


On Wed, 22 Feb 2006, Jason Spiro wrote:


A pet peeve of mine regarding Lynx is the fact that "Using
http://...";, "Location URL is not absolute", and "Accepting all
cookies from..." display for a full second each. It takes me 15 sec or
so from the time I click "Log In" at until my inbox
appears, including the invalid-cookie-prompting and
SSL-certificate-prompting time.

Also, I am a big fan of the TEXTBOXES_NEED_ACTIVATION option as I use
Links and form fields are numbered navigation.

I can't edit the lynx.cfg file on all the machines I use, and I
dislike editing lynx.cfg anyway because the file is so big.

1. Is it possible you could make the message display time and
TEXTBOXES_NEED_ACTIVATION configurable through the Options screen?

2. Also, is it possible you could make "Save options to disk" the default?

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