cannot go to google search results with lynx
shawn at shawnk.ca
Wed Nov 13 18:27:46 EST 2019
Unfortunately this workaround doesn't seem to be working for www.google.ca.
I did find a lynx option that does seem to work though, the -tagsoup command
line option. This seems to give a results page with usable links. It's not
the results page that worked as of yesterday but it's better than nothing.
This option can also be set in the main lynx configuration file. The default
is off so just look for a line that says TAGSOUP:FALSE and change to:
TAGSOUP:True I haven't tested this on other pages so hopefully it doesn't
break other things.
On Wed, 13 Nov 2019, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> hello. There is a work around for this problem and it still works as
> of this morning. I've been using it for years.
> 1. Start lynx as you normally would with your favorite startup page.
> 2. Press o for options to open the options form.
> 3. Search for the accept cookies entry.
> 4. Say yes to cookies, ssl certs, ssl errors. etc.
> 5. Tab or search down to the user agent string.
> 6. Check the box that says, send user agent string. Make sure it's
> 7. For the user agent string delete the existing string and write:
> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 11.2; Linux-14.4)
> 8. Press accept.
> Now, when you go to www.google.com, you should be able to enter search
> terms, click on the Google Search button, and see a results page with
> usable links.
> As a side work around, sometimes you'll encounter pages that won't
> display and will give you an error like: Forbidden, with some text about
> performance and security from Cloudflare. If you go into options, turn off
> the send user agent string, press accept and reload the page, that usually
> gets the content. Remember, however, that if you don't send the user agent
> string when using Google search pages, you won't get usable results pages,
> so I usually turn the user agent string back on when I'm done with the
> Cloudflare pages.
> Hope that helps.
> On Nov 13, 12:39pm, Ari Moisio wrote:
> } Subject: Re: cannot go to google search results with lynx
> } Hi
> } I noticed same behaviour. Not found any workaround yet.
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> } Willem van der Walt kirjoitti
> } > Subject: cannot go to google search results with lynx
> } > Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:10:56
> } > From: Willem van der Walt <wvdwalt at csir.co.za>
> } > To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux. <speakup at linux-speakup.org>
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> } > Hi, Willem here.
> } > In the last few days, the google search results through lynx became unusable.
> } > Does anyone else also experience this?
> } > If so, is there a work-around apart from using another browser?
> } > TIA, Willem
> } >
> } >
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