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

cga2000 cga2000 at optonline.net
Tue May 23 17:48:29 PDT 2006

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 05:23:22AM EDT, Jonas Fonseca wrote:
> 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.

OK. I had link numbering on - by default, toggled via the "." keyboard
action - so I thought that might clash with the jump to link action and
I hit "." to turn link numbering off and hit "u" again and this time it
does pretty much what you represented. When I hit "5" I got the
"keyboard prefix: 5" in the taskbar.. could type "1" and the prefix
becomes "51" .. but now I'm confused. Since I had to turn off link
numbering I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this. Not count the
links on the web page mentally, I hope?

No big deal, just typing the link number when in "link numbering on"
mode works just fine - and I'm absolutely delighted by my vi-like
navigation keyboard actions instead of these laptop-imcompatible arrow
keys - so if you don't have the time to clarify please ignore.

Thanks for your reply.. and please move graphic support to the bottom
of your list and give us UTF-8 and javascript support.. :-)

Great browser..!


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