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Re: customization of browse-url has no effect

From: upro
Subject: Re: customization of browse-url has no effect
Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 14:25:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Lute Kamstra <address@hidden> writes:

> upro <address@hidden> writes:
>> I want to use lynx (in an emacs window) as browsewr from within emacs.
>> Via M-x customize I specified links as browser. In .emacs this looks
>>  lke this:
>> (custom-set-variables 
>> '(browse-url-browser-function (quote browse-url-lynx-emacs)) 
>> )
>> It works fine immediately after clicking on "save changes for this
>> session" and "save session for future sessions", but aftre shutting
>> down emacs and restarting the program it stops working. When hitting
>> return on a link (or clicking on it) I get the error message:
>> "Searching for program: file or directory not found, netscape"
> What is the value of the browse-url-browser-function variable (type
> C-h v browse-url-browser-function RET to find out) after you started
> Emacs for the second time?  If it is not browse-url-lynx-emacs, then
> either 1) your .emacs with the above code snippet was not loaded, or
> 2) there is something in your .emacs after the code snippet that
> changes browse-url-browser-function, or 3) you have a default.el that
> does this.  To test the latter possibility, put
> (setq inhibit-default-init t)
> in your .emacs to prevent loading default.el.
You're great - with inhibit-default-init in .emacs it finally works!

browse-url-browser-function's value is browse-url-netscape.

I have nothing in my .emacs talking about browsing, netscape or
similar, apart from the above line from custom-set-variables.

How come my custzom variable was not taken?

> Lute.


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