Re: NTLK Question about Newtscape (longish)

From: Steve Weyer (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 06:30:30 EST

>Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 11:36:41 -0500
>From: "mcw" <>
>Hi, all,
>I've been testing out Newtscape and find it an insanely powerful (and
>as is always mentioned: slightly option-loaded therefore dense)
>package. This thing rocks. One of the reasons I decided to move to web
>browsing was Peter Rand's (gruesse an Wien! bin selber
>Auslandsoesterreicher) description of reading news pages from cache.
>That and the new DOCreader, which I haven't gotten around to trying
>But I have a question. I would like to wake up in the morning and just
>start reading away on some news sites (NY Times summary, Salon
>summary, a few of the places mentioned in the
> site, hope I got
>the URL right). It takes an age to actually download everything, even
>with batch downloads of scheduling a few sites at once. Presently, I
>have to download a page (i.e.'s avantgo version), then open
>it, then select all links, then load those. It takes a long while, and
>I'd love to automate the process. I'd like to get the whole site at
>I could schedule for the night, while I sleep, but then I have two
>1. I have to hit "connect" when my connection slip comes up - and I'm
>(first guess: do I check "ignore dial tone" in my NIE setup for this?)

I've gotta run so won't have time to answer this in complete (and correct)
detail, but here goes...

Auto Login preference

btw, you have looked at/tried the Schedule command in bookmarks or caches??

>2. I still only get, not every article listed there.
>(first guess: does a later version allow downloading of whole sites?)

Autolink pref under Schedule
lets you automatically load one level of links. use with caution.
(newer version 2.0w-2 allows: None,1,2,3 -- even more caution)

>Is there a way around this? I am using NC2.0rX-2, my opening screen
>tells me (oh, yeah, how do you change the opening screen?).

if it's really annoying you, you can turn on the "I Paid" checkbox
(in anticipation of your registration)

> Is this
>fixed in later versions? Can I try those later versions out before
>paying, to see how well it works?

later versions not yet available to general public. I just need to
recompile with the expiration code included, and update the docs a little,
but want the version to be a little more stable first (and need some spare
time). for now, r-2 should give you a reasonably good taste of 98% of the
feature set of Newt's Cape.

>Any help would be appreciated. My basic desire would be to have the
>Newton sitting on the breakfast table with my 2 or 3 favorite news
>sites already there. Presently, I don't see a way to do this (maybe I
>missed it while reading the NC_help book). Can someone out there help
>me out?

I hope my couple of pointers help.
I can provide a longer answer tomorrow if you've still got questions.

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