improving the speach output of Links the chain?

Tom Fowle wa6ivgtf at
Sat Nov 30 00:01:26 EST 2019

Hi Karen,
If you're using dos, you must be using a dos screen reader. I think you want
an option like lynx's "show cursor" option which causes the browser to make
the system "hardware cursor" follow the browser's cursor.  This makes it
more likely your dos screen reader will be able to find the correct text to

Sorry I can't find a command line option in links that does that but 
perhaps my discription will guide you to it.
It's likely the option is in an option screen as it is in lynx's Alt-o

Hope this helps a bit

Tom Fowle WA6IVG

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 01:57:07PM -0500, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> As stated before though,  I get no clutter  on websites when using  well
> anything I use.
> I felt there was an option for links the chain, because when I use the
> browser  on shellworld, information gets spoken, i. e.  the progress  of my
> reaching  a website.
> I will ask on the Dos Ain't Dead list instead, since my compile of Links the
> chain is for DOS.
> Karen
> On Fri, 29 Nov 2019, Rudy Vener wrote:
> >Hi Karen,
> >
> >I am not aware of any arguments for links the chain to improve readability.
> >
> >With either links (the chain) , lynx (the cat), or w3m,
> >I get the best results with a combination of browser keys to get me
> >close to the target text, and speakup keys. to actually read it.
> >With all the text clutter on most pages, your best bet is to become familiar with
> >specific landmarks on the site you want to review so you
> >can jump straight to your target using the text search functions.
> >For example, I use slash day of week, /Friday to
> >jump to the latest article links on
> >
> >
> >On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 12:00:02PM -0500, speakup-request at wrote:
> >>Subject: ot: slightly, improving how the Links browser speaks?
> >>
> >>Hi folks,
> >>Hope to ask this clearly, as it may also apply to speakup, at least for
> >>those   using  a command line setup.
> >>My goal mirrors the command line options included in some tools that write
> >>information to the screen in a way that speech happens largely
> >>automatically.
> >>For example, some programs call this writing to the BIOS, or used to do as
> >>much.
> >>My ssh telnet client for example has a -b option that performs the
> >>function I desire.
> >>I am seeking such a command line option for the links  as in the chain
> >>browser.  I believe? it should exist because there is a command line
> >>option that establishes numbered links.
> >>hoping that my question is clear, can anyone tell me what command line
> >>option improves  how content is spoken when using the links browser?
> >>Thanks,
> >>Karen
> >>
> >>
> >
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