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Hi :)
I've used Links most recently but vaguely remember installing Lynx.  I
played chess by telnet once which felt quite cool.  None of those look
as advanced as Elink sounds.  I think Elink grew from links?  Not
tried w3m yet.  I'm on Gnu&Linux so things might be quite different

It's not always about advantages.  Sometimes it's good to try things
out for fun and just to satisfy curiosity.  I do a bit of web-design
so it's good to see how the site looks in other web-browsers and
sometimes that leads to "mission creep"

Elinks wanted to install tons of dependancies on my Unity DE, so did
links2 and w3m.  I sometimes ssh into my works machine from home or
vice-versa or into the web-hosting company from either or from
elsewhere in a LiveUsb session so working from the command-line is
handy as it drastically minimises the overheads that a gui would
squander.  I seldom use a web-browser that way but it can be neater
that way sometimes.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 22 February 2014 13:40, M Henri Day <> wrote:
2014-02-22 14:13 GMT+01:00 Tom Davies <>:

Hi :)

Errr, this is going a bit off-topic but i actually deliberately use
Midori 0.4.3 on this machine precisely because of the way this version
blocks me from unexpected downloads and YouTube)ish) videos from
suddenly blaring out while i'm emailing and watching movies but the
YouTube issue seemed to get fixed :(  I'm tempted to go all the way
back to a command-line ascii web-browser!

The point was that it might be some setting in ZenWiz's web-browser or
maybe something in it that doesn't work as it should.  Easiest way for
me, if that happened on any of my machines, would be to just try a
different web-browser
Regards from
Tom :)

Well, Tom, seeing as we seem to have well and truly hijacked

ZenWiz's thread - profuse apologies ! - let me ask if in the above you are
talking about such command-line browsers as w3m or Elink ? What advantages
would you find in using a CLI rather than a GUI  ?...

As to ZenWiz's difficulties with the LO x86-64 deb packages, I get the
impression that they, rather than being browser-related, have something to
do with the filters used at his workplace - on the other hand, he did write
that the couldn't connect from home either. Hope he'll forgive us for
hijacking the thread and post back to say whether a change of browser
resolves the problem !...


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