It's hard to say what was broken in my .emacs but with new Emacs 25.1.1 after opening file from recentf point is placed at the beginning of buffer whereas with Emacs 24 it opens in last viewed location.

Any suggestion to make Emacs 25 place point in last viewed position between file re-opening?

So this: http://hg.defun.work/dot-emacs/file/tip/.emacs-my work in Emacs 24 and doesn't in Emacs 25...

  • I don't think recentf.el has any provision for saving and restoring point. But saveplace.el does. Did you perhaps use that before, and are not using it now? See option save-place.
    – Drew
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 0:18
  • Well, I see from your init file that you do seem to turn on save-place. See if you can repro the problem with emacs -Q (Emacs 25), with just a minimal init file that turns on use of both recentf and save-place. If you can, consider filing a bug report.
    – Drew
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 0:22
  • I managed to resolve issue with your hint! I added save-place 10 years ago and forgot its name...
    – gavenkoa
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 0:25
  • Good to hear. It's easy to forget all the stuff we load and what each piece does.
    – Drew
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 2:12

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Seems that I used deprecated way for activating minor mode (this works across Emacs 21-24):

(setq-default save-place t)
(require 'saveplace)

Today way to activate this minor mode is:

(save-place-mode 1)

Thanks to Drew for hint!

  • I think you can accept your own answer here to close out the question.
    – glucas
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 19:36

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