[links 2] Very great improvements for blind people !

Nath nath.ml at free.fr
Sat Apr 10 23:37:17 UTC 2004

Sergey Fleytin <fleytin at rambler.ru> writes:

> Hello, Nath and others!
> I just downloaded and tried this new version of links. It is great
> indeed! I use it with yasr and like it a lot. The only problem i found
> that fast moving between links is impossible if 'braille terminal' is
> on. Though this problem can be easily solved by adding a new key
> sequences for this. Unfortunately i can't find how to change
> keybindings in this version of links and i don't know if it is at all
> possible. So if this minor problem will be corrected then we will get
> a very cool console based browser!
in fact it's not possible to define our own key binding in Links2 but
this afternoon I wrote to Mikulas again to ask him if it will be
possible to add tab and shift-tab keys to navigate between the
differents web links on the webpage. I'll keep you informed !
> Thank you for your efforts to make it possible.
> With best regards,
> Sergei Fleytin.
>>>>>> "N" == Nath  <nath.ml at free.fr> writes:
> N> Hello all, I'm very please to announce here that Mikulas Patoka,
> N> the links2 developper, has made on my demand very great improvement
> N> to links2 webbrowser to help us surfing the web more easily.
> N> These new features are the following :
> N> - cursor moves one character when you press arrows : left arrow ->
> N>   one character left, right arrow -> one character right, up arrow
> N>   -> one line up, down arrow -> one line down.
> N> - there are hotkeys 'a' and 't' to place cursor on bottom status
> N>   line and to top line with page count and title
> N> - when you turn off link numbering, links are prefixed with '~'
> N>   Input fields are prefixed with '>'.
> N> - search does work --- instead of higlighting found text cursor is
> N>   placed on it
> N> - menus and dialog boxes are redone. They are over the whole screen
> N>   and have one item on a line. In dialog boxes that have only text
> N>   and buttons, you can move cursor on text with up and down arrows.
> N>   Left and right arrows move to the next button.
> N> To activate these new possibilities, just go to the Configuration
> N> menu
> -> Terminal options and select the braille terminal item by pressing
> -> the
> N> space bar. Don't forget to save the options in order to have these
> N> features enabled the next time you will run links !
> N> For the moment you will find the links 2.1pre15 source package on
> N> my web space at the following url :
> N> http://nathx.free.fr/links/links-2.1pre15.tar.gz
> N> don't hesitate to contact Mikulas to thanks him or send him your
> N> comments. His e-mail address is indicated in the Cc of this
> N> message.
> N> Don't hesitate to fwd this announce to others people which would be
> N> interrested too.
> N> Thanks again Mikulas !
> N> -- Nath
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