[elinks-users] re-binding "go forward" and "go back" keys via the Keybinding Manager

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Thu May 18 02:23:22 PDT 2006

cga2000 <cga2000 at optonline.net> wrote Wed, May 17, 2006:
> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 10:08:14AM EDT, Jonas Fonseca wrote:
> > Robert Michel <news at robertmichel.de> wrote Wed, May 17, 2006:
> > > Salve cga2000!
> > > > - possibly a misunderstanding on my part regarding the
> > > > functionality that this function provides: I assume they
> > > > correspond to the back/forward buttons on other browsers
> > 
> > Yes, they correspond to back/forward buttons in graphical browsers.
> > Basically, the view state (what link you were on etc.) will be
> > restored when moving back and forth in this manner.
> > 
> Thanks a ton. I have remapped them to "h" and "l" .. a lot more
> convenient for me than the arrow/cursor keys which are very difficult to
> reach on this laptop.
> In order to do that, I had to remap "l" - "jump to link" to "u" but I'm not
> sure what that does - sorry, I'm clueless about web stuff.
> I tried it in different contexts and it does nothing. What's the
> difference between "jump to link" and "follow link"? "Jump" to a link
> sounds clear enough but from where? When I first saw it I thought it
> just meant "go to link target" when a link is highlighted but that's
> apparently not the case.

It takes an (undocumented) prefix number. So entering the sequence "5l"
sets the prefix to 5 (will be shown in the status bar) and then jumps to
link number five.

Jonas Fonseca

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