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Author Topic: Any Lynx(text based browser) lover-user?  (Read 6219 times)
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« on: September 20, 2008, 12:43:16 AM »

I have started using Lynx. it is great, it is awesome and it is a total no  b@llshit approach. It makes surfing fun again(no flash banners, no video ads, only text) ! I was wondering if there are any lynx user here, maybe we can create a tips and tricks section. I am relatively new user. I hope that more people would use it so that developement continues Sad

http://lynx.browser.org/

"Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web.   Lynx 2.8.5 runs on Un*x, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ but not 3.1, 3.11, or OS/2 EMX.  The  current developmental version is also available for testing.  Ports to Mac are in beta test."

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 01:47:29 AM »

I would love to try this, but...I have Vista.
Unless, does NT include Vista? There are NT files on this PC...
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 01:52:40 AM »

try this page, no installation required. It should work on vista. I am using it under xp64

http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/lynxport.htm
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 02:03:20 AM »

Kinda hard to share tips for a slimmed down browser...hmm...don't use it when surfing for porn videos  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 02:18:52 AM »

try this page, no installation required. It should work on vista. I am using it under xp64

http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/lynxport.htm

Thanks Kartal, but I don't even understand the page, it's way over my head...no problem though, if you run into something idiot-friendly, keep me in mind  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 02:27:27 AM »

http://stashbox.org/227650/lynx.zip

Download this, uncompress into a folder and run.

To be able to goto any page press "g" when lynx is open and type the url. That should give you a good head start.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 02:28:49 AM »

you might be able to find some ascii art ones thou smiley

Kinda hard to share tips for a slimmed down browser...hmm...don't use it when surfing for porn videos  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2008, 02:33:07 AM »

Damn it, I knew I forgot something!  tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2008, 02:47:14 AM »

http://stashbox.org/227650/lynx.zip

Download this, uncompress into a folder and run.

OK, I did it, but when I got to a web site, I couldn't select anything & it's not taking my arrow commands.

It was fun to try, though, just a little rustic for me  tongue
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2008, 02:53:57 AM »

smiley Lynx is really beautiful. Do not you like those colored text? smiley Try it on http://slashdot.org/
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2008, 03:05:43 AM »

slashdot on LYNX: OUCH...not even color can make it OK
 Grin  Grin  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2008, 03:07:41 AM »

I use it works plain great smiley Try digg or reddit smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2008, 05:43:29 AM »

hehe, wait till Gothic sees this post smiley
He's Lynx's nb 1 user.
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2008, 05:47:36 AM »

by the way if you like text-only browsers you can try links, elinks, and links2. They do CSS (to a extent) and frames as well. But gothic actually likes lynx better.
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2008, 11:46:26 AM »

Urlwolf thanks for suggestions!
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2008, 03:03:48 AM »

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hehe, wait till Gothic sees this post
Saw it smiley
(making this post with lynx, btw)
Even though links,links2, and elinks have features like better table rendering and limited css support, i find that more sites work correctly with lynx. Lynx has some features that it's clones still lack.
That said, there is still lots of room for improvement. I dream of a text-based browser that can render all pages well and supports websites that use retarded(sorry, i mean modern) technologies. But no text-based browser has that as a design goal. Neither of all the mentioned projects aim to ever be a >full< browser that can support everything. Which is a shame really, but understandable. It would take immense amounts of work, and there's very little interest. That said, sites can be awesome to use when they are designed with lynx in mind. I wish dc had a lynx version smiley It would probably be useful for users of mobile devices too.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2008, 03:11:31 AM »

This thread in lynx: http://www.linkerror.com/...Shoot_09-21-08_040537.jpg
This thread in elinks: http://www.linkerror.com/...Shoot_09-21-08_040629.jpg
This thread in links2: http://www.linkerror.com/...Shoot_09-21-08_040829.jpg

I still like the lynx version better because it doesn't try to put that column on the left, which really eats up a lot of space in a terminal.I much prefer the way lynx just renders everything full-width.

Note that I couldn't even log into the forum and post with links2.
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2008, 08:53:21 AM »

Note that I couldn't even log into the forum and post with links2.

So, the Gothi[c]-links2 blocker does work then!   smiley

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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2008, 10:19:33 AM »

There's certainly beauty in minimalism. Any app that does not get in your way is your friend.
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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2008, 02:09:15 PM »

I tried links too. I like lynx better so far because it has this coloring that helps to seperate text while reading.
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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2008, 07:49:15 PM »

Only problem I am having with Lynx is that it is non rendering non english characters properly. I tried different character coding did not do it right. On the otherhand lInks2 does it right.

Also How can I use css for links2?

Any ideas?
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2008, 10:47:21 PM »

I like lynx better so far because it has this coloring that helps to seperate text while reading.

OMG I'm sorry for my rude reply, Kartal!!!
I thought you were joking when you asked if I liked the colors.
Just...pay no attention... embarassed
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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2008, 11:51:10 PM »

I was joking yes smiley

But as reading functionality wise it really helps. It gives texts order and priority.
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