speakup and links browser
Linux for blind general discussion
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Tue Oct 6 13:30:08 UTC 2020
Lynx the cat has two options that greatly inhibit inline images and image file links:
Show images (!) : [ignore___]
Verbose images : [OFF__________]
On Mon, 5 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> 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 issue.
> 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
> 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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