What is Lynx? Lynx is a text web browser. Many search engines recommend that you look at your website with this browser because this this how their crawlers see your pages.

In my journey trying to get this Lynx browser to work i found out that there are more resouces for Linux than Windows. if you are windows user, like windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista, then you will hopefuly benefit from this short tutorial i am writing.

the first step is to download lynx. Where can you download? There are many website or mirrors where you can download.

here are some:
start here: http://lynx.isc.org/


Windows
http://www.pervalidus.net/cygwin/lynx/
http://csant.info/lynx.htm
http://www.jim.spath.com/lynx_win32/
Windows/DOS
http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/lynxport.htm
DOS
http://www.rahul.net/dkaufman/[/i]
[u]ftp://ftp.rahul.net/pub/dkaufman/

ftp://ftp.leb.net/pub/blinux/lynx/blynx386/
UNIX
ftp://ftp2.cc.ukans.edu:80/pub/lynx/
Macintosh
http://www.lirmm.fr/~gutkneco/maclynx/
O/S 2
http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~jmcbray/lynx/
Amiga
http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/amiga/alynx.html

I had a hard time finding the right one for me. You can google it and search for this file which i am currently using and it works great on Windows XP:

Filename:

lynx_setup-2.8.5rel-1.exe

or

lynx_setup-2.8.5rel-1.zip

Once you have found the version you want, download and open the installation.

Once you have installed Lynx in your computer, open it,:



when you open it, it will look like this at the bottom:



To ope an website or url, hit the "g" key on your keyboard, this give the "GO TO" command in lynx and it will open a web page. so once you have hit g on your keyboard, you will see this> (i will be opening http://loadmall.com/page/1/a in this example)



once you have typed the url, hit the enter key and lynx will go to that web page. Remember to put http:// and you have an internet connection.

this is how http://loadmall.com/page/1/a looks like:


to click on a link simply move the cursor with your up and down arrows, once you are on the link you want, click enter and it will take you to that link: what do the colors mean:

Green = Hyper Links
Blue - The title of the page
Brown-Green = Text

Hopes this has helped you.

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