NAVIGATING IN LYNX (Main Tutorial Page)

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Once you got to the main VTN menu, you entered the text-only browser called Lynx. VTN uses Lynx to read web pages. You are now connected to the World Wide Web (the Web), one of the most popular services on the Internet. At the bottom of this page, and on all other web pages seen in Lynx, you will notice three lines of commands. These direct you in the navigation of web pages and the basic use of Lynx. Below is a more in-depth explanation of some of these commands.

Selecting and Following Links

Now that our system has changed, the menu items are all links. Links appear in bold print on the page. You get to another place on the Web by selecting and following links. In order to move your cursor from link to link (there may be more than one link in a line), use your up or down arrow keys, even if you want to move sideways. Once you have reached the link you want to pursue, it will become highlighted.

You can then use your right arrow key to follow that link, or your left arrow key to go back to where you just were.

Use the space bar to see more of the page, and the minus sign, or your up arrow key to go back up the page.

When you have seen as much as you want, you can select _q_ to quit Lynx and the VTN. You will be asked if you are sure you want to quit, press enter or return for yes. If you change your mind, type n for no. When you press enter, or return, you will be logged right out of the VTN.

Let's practice now.

Below is a list of links you can follow to practice. Some are for another place on this page, others will take you to other pages.

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Selecting and following links
Go to the page about coming back here
Further explanations