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Re: [Lynx-dev] Is There a way to Bypass Progress Messages?

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Is There a way to Bypass Progress Messages?
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:26:10 -0400 (EDT)

speaking only for myself, when I pause speech things catch up just fine. If I want to avoid those messages I can do so easily. So easily in fact that I would not change them even if I could.
Helps me keep track of things that are important.
Is just me of course,
but that certainly illustrates that no two screen reader users are the same.

On Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Thomas Dickey wrote:

On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 01:26:15PM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
        This is such a minor issue but I am curious to know if there
is a way to get lynx to not print connection-related progress

        They are very helpful if something is not right but when
things are routine, those of us who use screen readers listen to
them even though they probably flash on screen for a very brief
time. An example of the messages I refer to follows:

Looking up
Making HTTP connection to
waiting for response.

I have an alias in my .bash_profile that calls lynx as follows:

alias lynx='lynx -nostatus'

and that does suppress some of the progress messages but it would
be nice just to go right to hearing the page as it comes up.

hmm - reading the code, I see that "informational messages cannot
be suppressed.  There are about as many calls for those as there
are for "status messages".

Possibly some pruning (say, with a new option "-noinfo"),
though it would take some work to avoid suppressing messages
that you actually need.

I had thought that reducing the time for each of the message types
dealt with user-nuisance.


Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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