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Burt Henry [Introduction]
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 You can always get help, so we recommend changing from novice mode after your first few Lynx sessions to increase space available for displaying actual content, You can always get help, so we recommend changing from novice mode after your first few Lynx sessions to increase space available for displaying actual content,
 but of course this is a personal choice.  but of course this is a personal choice. 
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 There are quite a few options that you probably won't want to touch for now as they are not commonly used, or the defaults are  There are quite a few options that you probably won't want to touch for now as they are not commonly used, or the defaults are 
 best for most people. best for most people.
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 A couple items down the menu you find the most important cookie handling option. By default lynx will ask you if you wish to accept cookies as they are offered. You can change this to accept all to save time when web-browsing, or if you never want to use cookies select ignore. There are more cookie handling configuration options that one can configure that will be touched on in a more in debth lynx configuration article. If you want to jump right in, go to the global lynx configuration file in /etc and study the comments.  A couple items down the menu you find the most important cookie handling option. By default lynx will ask you if you wish to accept cookies as they are offered. You can change this to accept all to save time when web-browsing, or if you never want to use cookies select ignore. There are more cookie handling configuration options that one can configure that will be touched on in a more in debth lynx configuration article. If you want to jump right in, go to the global lynx configuration file in /etc and study the comments. 
 About a half dozen items below the user-mode line is 'keypad mode'. This configuration is perhaps the most important you will make if you are a screenreader user. Enter on the item as always to open up the list of choices available. The default is probably fine for low vision users, About a half dozen items below the user-mode line is 'keypad mode'. This configuration is perhaps the most important you will make if you are a screenreader user. Enter on the item as always to open up the list of choices available. The default is probably fine for low vision users,
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 Low-vision folk may wish to select "underline links', but Most folks can skip a few more items and go down to 'show images', where you can select to have the image's URL displayed or a label. Low-vision folk may wish to select "underline links', but Most folks can skip a few more items and go down to 'show images', where you can select to have the image's URL displayed or a label.
 you can set images to not even show anything below this, but default is 'show filename' (edit check that last one) you can set images to not even show anything below this, but default is 'show filename' (edit check that last one)
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 If you plan on using lynx for FTP regularly you may wish to look at those options, and if you like to organize book marks in to folders If you plan on using lynx for FTP regularly you may wish to look at those options, and if you like to organize book marks in to folders
 go on and change this now. go on and change this now.
 If not all bookmarks will been shown in a single folder called ~/lynx_bookmarks.html. If not all bookmarks will been shown in a single folder called ~/lynx_bookmarks.html.
 You may wish to check auto session. You may wish to check auto session.
- +If auto_session=on Then  lynx keeps a running history of the webpages and any local files you visit.  
 +It is normally disabled.  If you don't configure a default file for this a history file called "lynx_session" will be created in the directory where  
 +you start lynx. If you start the browser from 5 different directories you will have 5 different history files, each with  
 +the uri's visited when the browser was started from that folder; not very convenient for most situations. If you want all  
 +of your browsing history in the same file you will have to define it. 
 +A line like 
 +session_file=/home/dinosaur/.lynx_session 
 +needs to be in your ~/.lynxrc file. Of course, change to your username if it's not dinosaur, and like most functions this  
 +can be configured globally in your lynxrc file in /etc... 
 + 
 The order of visited pages is best for most people. The last thing you can do before saving your changes or resetting to defaults The order of visited pages is best for most people. The last thing you can do before saving your changes or resetting to defaults
 is go to the lynx.cfg file. It's nicely commented, but pretty large, so don't think you can jump in and out in 2-3 min. is go to the lynx.cfg file. It's nicely commented, but pretty large, so don't think you can jump in and out in 2-3 min.
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