I love the bookmarks features of Emacs. I have managed my bookmarks kind of hierarchic. But that leads to longer bookmarks, which now don't fit into the column any more.

Is there a way, to enlarge the first column of the bookmark display buffer?

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    Take a look at M-x customize-group bookmark to see if there is an option for it. – xuchunyang Dec 14 '19 at 19:47
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    @xuchunyang Thank you. I still have to become acustomed to the M-x customize thing. There is a field Bookmar Bmenu File column, that I increased. Would you please give your comment as answet. I would love to give you the green "solved" mark! – Jan Dec 15 '19 at 7:55
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    You can set bookmark-bmenu-file-column in your .emacs file, like this (setq bookmark-bmenu-file-column 41). – Jan Dec 15 '19 at 7:58
  • I don't use bookmark. Please write an answer and accept it since you know the exact answer. – xuchunyang Dec 15 '19 at 11:31
  • @xuchunyang but you deserve the credit and the honor. – Jan Dec 15 '19 at 12:56

As explained in the comments on the question, you can change the width of the bookmark name column by adding this line to your init.el:

 (setq bookmark-bmenu-file-column 50)

Or you can use Customize:

  1. Type M-x cu-var RET bo-b-f-c RET
  2. Edit the Bookmark Bmenu File Column field.
  3. Click Apply And Save.

Note you have to kill and relaunch the Bookmark List buffer before you can see your changes.

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