speakup and links browser
Linux for blind general discussion
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Mon Oct 5 16:52:10 UTC 2020
On gentoo which I was using before it was completely installed this
didn't work. I had to key in numbers to get to links then hit enter to
activate them. It could be links will behave better once gentoo is
fully installed. The accessibility use flag wasn't yet set so this
could explain the failure with speakup and links. Going forward that
flag will be in effect.
On Mon, 5 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 11:55:56
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: speakup and links browser
> Hi there,
> Okay, after fixing the link so there was no slash before the org part of the
> path, here is what I did.
> Granted, as stated, I am not using speakup, but if you have links the chain
> configured to its best advantage, this sould not be a problem.
> by which I mean you have the links are numbered feature turned on. Much as
> with lynx the cat, numbering the links lets you skip past images without
> I have no idea which file you desired, there is allot of them.
> Still, I used my arrow keys past the things like parent directory and the like
> to reach one of the binary images listed.
> When I hit entre I got the message
> details of the file name is a binary image, would you like to save or display
> this file?
> Such is what I normally get when downloading, if you move your arrow key to
> the right you get an s for save, a d for display, sometimes an extra like
> show full headers, and c to cancel the process.
> I cannot imagine why speakup would prevent that from working comparatively.
> Indeed the files menu, I hit escape and arrow down, is there, but i am unsure
> it is the best choice here. When I am saving a formatted document I use the
> files menu. but other files like this one or audio or whatever hitting the
> entre key starts the process for me, and I have links are numbered set so I
> can reach the desired download.
> Does this resonate?
> On Mon, 5 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > https://bouncer.gentoo/org/fetch/root/all/releases/amd64/autobuilds/current-stage3-amd64/
> > What I did with speakup was to try moving with the tab key onto the
> > first stage3 link andthat didn't work. So I tried with the arrow keys
> > and that didn't work either. Speakup said it had worked, but speakup
> > lied. How I know is the stage3 file ends in .tar.xz and the only thing
> > links was willing to download was an image file from that location. So
> > next I left braille terminal alone since I had enabled that before going
> > into the site and it didn't do anything for me. Finally, I numbered
> > links in the links configuration settings under html options then saved
> > those html options two separate menu entries then I keyed in the correct
> > number for the stage3 file to download and that was the only way links
> > would get the job done. What's worse, I got no notification that the
> > download was complete from links.
> > The other way that's possible is with a bash script where site and
> > download are two variables defined and using wget with the -bc options
> > since that way you can know when your download is complete.
> > You use grep to search wget-log for the word saved and that line will
> > let you know your file download is complete. No comment on validity of
> > the download, that's a matter for sha512sum.
> > On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> >> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2020 18:45:08
> >> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> >> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> >> Subject: Re: speakup and links browser
> >> How about share the location so others
> >> can see if they have the same download issue?
> >> no idea about speakup, but I use links the chain for downloading often.
> >> On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> >>> I tried downloading a file from a website using links and couldn't
> >>> download the file.
> >>> Using speakup I was able to cursor onto the desired file or that's what
> >>> speakup told me.
> >>> However when I tried to download that file I got offered an image file
> >>> from another cursor location on the screen I did not want.
> >>> I think this is more of a links problem than a speakup problem and am
> >>> wondering if it's possible to configure links in some way to clear this
> >>> problem.
> >>> I don't know what the braille setting would have bought me since I have no
> >>> braille display.
> >>> As things stand, I had more success with wget and a bash script I wrote.
> >>> For that reason I'm going to share this one with the list.
> >>> The script could probably be improved by adding a site variable to the
> >>> download variable for wget to process but I haven't done that yet.
> >>> #!/usr/bin/env bash
> >>> #file: s3.sh - gentoo stage3 download script
> >>> download="stage3-amd64-20201001T120249Z.tar.xz"
> >>> wget -bc
> >>> https://bouncer.gentoo.org/fetch/root/all/releases/amd64/autobuilds/current-stage3-amd64/$download
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