Bug#172539: lynx: Should have SHOW_CURSOR:TRUE by default
Quoting from /etc/lynx.cfg:
# SHOW_CURSOR controls whether or not the cursor is hidden or appears
# over the current link in documents or the current option in popups.
# Showing the cursor is handy if you are a sighted user with a poor
# terminal that can't do bold and reverse video at the same time or
# at all. It also can be useful to blind users, as an alternative
# or supplement to setting LINKS_AND_FIELDS_ARE_NUMBERED or
This "hiding" of the cursor does not only have a visual effect, it also
has the effect that the currently highlighted item (link, popup menu item)
is only highlighted by setting the color attributes of the partiuclar text.
The cursor is usually left in the last line somewhere around the last column.
This kind of highlighting is hard to support for braille display and speech
based screen readers. Usually, those screen readers use the position
of the cursor to indicate to the user what is currently "highlighted".
Since lynx is one of the most popular web browsers for blind users,
I think we should turn this option on by default.