improving the speach output of Links the chain?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Sat Nov 30 19:27:54 EST 2019

hi tom,
I will search for that option.
I recall that there is a braille terminal option, as I am not a braille 
user I cannot speak to its function.  Still it may provide something 
comparative.  Also there is a block cursor  option too.
Frankly I need a list to ask questions as not everything is discussed in 
the users guide.
Thanks again,

On Fri, 29 Nov 2019, Tom Fowle wrote:

> 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
> speak.
> 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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