Is it possible save a bunch of point locations into registers and then navigate through them with a preview buffer?

I have tried getting along with helm-all-mark-rings and evil-jumper, but neither really provide what I am looking for. Currently I just set a bunch of registers to points of interest and fumble my way through jumping back through all of them after I forget which register holds what.

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Emacs provides a preview by default, ever since Emacs 24.4.

Just wait a moment after typing C-xrj and the preview will be displayed.

NEWS.24 details the change:

*** All interactive commands that read a register (copy-to-register, etc.) now display a temporary window after register-preview-delay seconds that summarizes existing registers. To disable this, set that option to nil. Interactive commands that read registers and want to make use of this should use register-read-with-preview to read register names.

  • yes but does not provide a view of the code.
    – skyfire
    Apr 29, 2021 at 14:44
  • Ok, I understand the issue now. I suggest that you M-x report-emacs-bug to propose that some of the surrounding text be provided in the preview for context? It would seem like a good enhancement.
    – phils
    Apr 29, 2021 at 22:40
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    C-x r j is simply ' when you're in view mode.
    – crocefisso
    Sep 21, 2022 at 19:09

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