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Old 05-01-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question How to use uzbl?


Just what the title says.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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Search google

Just what the title says

Seriously, if you'd like help, please provide some more information.
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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Well, it just doesn't say how to use it.

How do I:
  • Go back/forward
  • load a URL
  • Select links
  • Use web forms
 
Old 05-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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Well, it just doesn't say how to use it.
Well,

You chose not to provide any more information.
So, WTF is uzbl ?

Any links ?

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Well, it just doesn't say how to use it.
Did you read this application's HOWTO ?
Have you looked for it ?
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:36 PM   #5
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So, WTF is uzbl
Why can't you Google it?

There really isn't much to say, all I need is a good manual or tutorial.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 04:47 PM   #6
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Why can't you Google it?
Because I am too busy sorting out problems for people you can explain themselves better than you can.
So I am NOT going to "Google it" for you.

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There really isn't much to say, all I need is a good manual or tutorial.
Then find one, for yourself, and follow it.

If you do not understand it, or it doesn't work for you then come back here with the details.
We will probably be able to help you.
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:59 PM   #7
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This is like me asking how to use Firefox or something and you forcing me to explain what it is because you never heard of it. If you don't know what it is, don't even bother replying.

http://www.uzbl.org/

There is no manual, at least as far as I was able to see.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 02:30 AM   #8
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Thank you for the link.

The Dieterbe-uzbl-2010.04.03-0-gae15d25.tar.gz file contains, among others, the following files:

FAQ
TODO
README

They have useful information about uzbl. Did you read them?

The FAQ also has links to the uzbl wiki page: http://www.uzbl.org/wiki/ where you can read more.

"The learning curve is a bit steep, but once you get used to it, it's smooth sailing. Not bad for alpha software..."
 
Old 09-24-2010, 10:17 AM   #9
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Wow the people that replied to this guys posts are complete douche bags.

COMPLETE TROLLING DOUCHE BAGS!

I think you should actually read something if your going to try and help some one. What a waste of a forum post. Just so you know I "Bing"ed this and this is the crap I got. Just so you know smart guy Alpha software usually means bad documentation and no search results and also if you didn't know forum is for discussion not bashing you complete twit noob goof.
 
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:36 AM   #10
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@ Goddard,

Speaking of reading, only one person replied in this thread (until you and I). The other replier was, I believe, trying to remind the OP that the more effort one puts into their thread/question, the more they are likely to get out of it; more information provided initially would perhaps have resulted in a more directly useful reply from someone.

Ideally (and in the future please), you would have used the REPORT button, maybe commented constructively on what you feel is wrong with replies in this thread, rather than add insults and un-helpful commentary to it.

Also, please be aware that personal insults/attacks (douche bags, twit noob goof..) are not welcome on LQ.

Thanks
 
Old 09-24-2010, 12:43 PM   #11
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@Goddard

Who are you calling the "twit noob goof"? Anyway, that kind of stuff isn't allowed here.

But I still agree that tredegar was quite unhelpful. There are many posts here about obscure pieces of software and no one blames the OP for this.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 01:35 PM   #12
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Using uzbl. The README says :
The general idea is that Uzbl by default is very bare bones. You can send it
commands to update settings and perform actions, through various interfaces.
There is a limited default configuration. Please see config.h to see what it
contains. By default, there are no keybinds defined at all. (Default keybinds
would work counterproductive when you try to customize). For examples of the
possibilities what you can do, please see the sample config(s), and uzbl wiki
page.

Etc. etc.

Wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbl

Not an intuitive GUI at all. Just a blank white square.
I guess, a lot of work / reading is required, to make anything function.
..
 
Old 11-11-2010, 02:06 PM   #13
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as with many things that aren't immediately apparent, it's easier than you might think, once you persist n try for a little bit.

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UZBL-Browser
is the best resource to introduce u to uzbl i've found so far.



i think the question contained sufficient information, and all the hullabaloo was unnecessary.
 
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:21 AM   #14
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3 1/2 years later ...

And 3 1/2 years later, there still doesn't seem to be a tutorial aimed at encouraging the novice. You can't really blame the uzbl guys; they're kinda busy. My own pathetic attempt at one, still under construction, is at http://uzbl.mariposabill.com.

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