Re: Important Issue: lynx colors for ease of use
On Aug 12, 1997, at 13:57, Richard Braakman wrote:
> I changed colour 4 from magenta to brown, so that text printed in
> boldface would actually stand out. (I tried brightmagenta and white,
> but for some reason that turns off boldfacing on the console. Works
> fine in xterm though.)
> I also changed the background on colour 6 from black to lightgray.
> That gives a much more cursor-like feel to the currently selected
> link. Once I'd done that, the foreground colour could be toned down
> from brightred to red. (I had trouble figuring out which was the
> current link, particularly on screens with only one or two links per
> page, such as the bug archives).
> That makes for a colour layout like:
> The changes I've seen suggested here all have one thing in common:
> they change fairly ordinary text from "normal" colours to "bright"
> colours. Perhaps the real problem is that lynx's colours are too dim.
> Either that or they were never intended to be foreground colours.
A quick question: I have lynx installed on my system (Version 2.6) and
didn't find any references to using colors. When I use it on the
console, links appear in bold, and that's about it. I didn't have an
/etc/lynx.cfg file either; I created one with the COLOR: sentences
above, but nothing changed. I also tried copying that file to $HOME,
but nothing happened either. What am I missing? Do I need a later
version of lynx? Do I need the lynx packaged for Debian (I just
downloaded the one I have in .tar.gz format and compiled it myself)?.
Gonzalo A. Diethelm G.
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