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Re: [Lynx-dev] How keep lynx's page text visible while showing image fro

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] How keep lynx's page text visible while showing image from that page in xv
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:20:27 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 02:18:39PM -0700, Graham Lawrence wrote:
> I have these 2 lines in /etc/lynx.cfg
> VIEWER:video/mpeg:mplayer %s &:XWINDOWS
> I run lynx -image_links file.html and image viewing works, except that, as
> long as xv is open, lynx is no longer visible, presumably in bg.  I would
> prefer being able to view the page text at the same time as the image.  Can
> that be done?

"no longer visible" is likely using the terminal's alternate screen (an
xterm feature imitated partly by other terminals).  If you're using the
xterm which I maintain, you can use a menu entry to switch views between
the normal/alternate screens (at the bottom of the control-middle-mouse
"VT Options" menu).  For the others - I don't recall that any of them
provide that ability.

While it's switched to the alternate screen, the normal screen is scrolled
up a line or two, but most of the page would be visible.

The alternative-screen feature is controlled by the terminal description,
so it is possible to suppress the switching.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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