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squirvel  ·  1718 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm posting this using the w3m text based web browser. Edit: Now with Screenshots!

How's w3m for mouse usage?

I've tried lynx, elinks, links, and so much more. All of them need more love, but could be REALLY great in the end imo.





user-inactivated  ·  1718 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just tested it. It's pretty much non-existent. I'm pretty certain it's because I have to use it using Linux Mint's terminal, but the only thing I can do with the mouse is use it to jump the cursor around. Even if it did support full mouse usage though, I don't think I'd do it. I'm using it for the novelty (which is great so far, despite the limitations) so I have no problem using tab, shift-tab, "[" and "]" and page up and page down. It's part of the fun.

Edit: Though apparently you can use the scroll wheel. It kind of feels like cheating. :)

user-inactivated  ·  1716 days ago  ·  link  ·  

w3m's mouse support is working just fine here. Double click links to go to them.

elinks has better mouse support, though. Even has a right-click menu.

I usually only use these when I'm remoted into a machine that needs some strange driver, but that hasn't happened much for like 10 years. I remember getting locked out of X in the early 2000s all the time because ATI's graphics drivers sucked at the time, always had to load up lynx to download the drivers and try to get them recompiled right....

I also used it to browse slashdot when I was at work many many years ago ;)

To clear your cookies, btw:

    $ rm ~/.w3m/cookie

To clear your history:

    $ rm ~/.w3m/history

Or just both:

    $ rm ~/.w3m/*

elinks uses a similar format in their tilde directory (~/.elinks), but they also have a bookmarking feature so be careful not to delete those when deleting that directory if you are using them.

user-inactivated  ·  1716 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    w3m's mouse support is working just fine here. Double click links to go to them.

Hmm. I wonder what version I'm running, cause that doesn't work for me. Not that I mind too much, I'm using w3m more as a novelty than anything.

    To clear your cookies, btw:

        $ rm /.w3m/cookie

    To clear your history:

        $ rm /.w3m/history

    Or just both:

        $ rm ~/.w3m/*

Well shit, thanks. :)