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I usually use occur to make an index of the beginning of different things. When I jump to the occurrence, Occur shows the line in the middle of the buffer. How can I instruct occur to show the occurrence in the top of the buffer?

Thanks.

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You can scroll the window in occur-mode-find-occurrence-hook such that point is at the top of the window:

(defun my-occur-recenter ()
  "Scroll point to the top of the window."
  (recenter 0))

(add-hook 'occur-mode-find-occurrence-hook #'my-occur-recenter)

Notes:

  1. The functions registered in occur-mode-find-occurrence-hook are called with point at the position of the selected occurence.
  2. recenter called with a non-negative argument adjusts the vscroll of the window such that point is located that many lines from the top line.
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  • hi, if the registered functions are called with point, how does it work without error if the function is parameterless like it is here? Mar 20, 2023 at 6:55
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    @MustafaAydın They are not called with an argument but with point at the occurence.
    – Tobias
    Mar 20, 2023 at 7:05

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