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Re: [Lynx-dev] README.options

From: Bela Lubkin
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] README.options
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 04:53:15 -0700

Stef Caunter wrote:

> Press "O" at any time in your lynx session to access this utility page.
> This is one of several custom "system" URLs that cause lynx to self-configure.
> Please note:
> Ensure and confirm that your [O]ptions session is flushed to disk, by 
> selecting:
> Save options to disk: [_] before selecting "Accept Changes".
> This freshens your .lynxrc file, which is your default "personal" 
> configuration
> for the lynx browser.  Otherwise you will only affect settings for your
> individual session; they aren't remembered next time you use lynx, (since you
> actually did not tell lynx to remember them).
> This disk write to .lynxrc is not default behaviour for [O]ptions
> configurations. The lynx browser tends to tread lightly at first. Note that
> you must first have permission on your system to create, write to and read
> from a .lynxrc file in your home directory.

You might want to clarify one point about this.  Hitting "Accept
Changes" when "Save options to disk" is enabled writes out _all_
settings, not just the ones changes in the current [O]ptions dialog.
That is, if you did:

  1. [O]ptions
  2. Change "User mode" to "Advanced"
  3. Accept Changes
  4. [O]ptions
  5. Change "VI keys" to "Off"
  6. Checkmark "Save options to disk"
  7. Accept Changes

-- the change made in step 2 has now been written to disk.  This will be
obvious to _current_ Lynx users, and may seem intuitively obvious to
most readers on this list.  It is much less obvious to a new user.  A
different reasonable assumption would be that "Save options to disk"
only writes out changes made during the _current_ [O]ptions session.


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