What is a text based web browser

With Lynx on the Internet

When you first start Lynx under Windows, it is presented in a standard MS-DOS window with 25 lines of 80 characters each and in a raster font.

To customize Lynx, click on the MS-DOS icon in the upper left corner of the title bar and select the "Properties" menu item. Then set a more suitable font (e.g. Lucida Console) in the "Font" tab according to the screenshots shown on the left and select a larger window height in the "Layout" tab. In any case, set the same values ​​for width and height in the fields "Window buffer size" and "Window size". If you set higher values ​​for "Window buffer size" than for "Window size", Lynx will show unsightly and unnecessary scroll bars at the edge of the window. As a rule, the value of 80 characters for the window width will be perceived as suitable, only for the window height we recommend setting a value higher than the standard 25 lines.

If you then confirm your settings with the "OK" button, you still have to select that these should not only apply temporarily to the one open Lynx window, but generally to its window when Lynx is started. So select "Properties apply to all windows with the same name". Then you have to close and restart Lynx, because it only uses the new settings when opening a new window.

The above screenshots show these settings based on the Windows NT 4.0 operating system. If you are using a different version of Windows, the dialog may be slightly different. Because this is not a special Lynx dialog, but the standard Windows dialog for setting the properties of an MS-DOS window. So if in doubt, just follow the Windows instructions.