I would like to jump to the next parent heading from a lower level directly. Is there a shortcut for that in org mode?

* a
** b
** c
* d

So to jump, say, from b to d.

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    C-c C-u to go up to the a headline and C-c C-f to go to the b headline. Or you can do a macro, or you can define your own function and bind it to whatever key(s) you want.
    – NickD
    May 24, 2021 at 21:09
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    i did a macro, it makes more sense, thanks
    – David
    May 25, 2021 at 14:29
  • I meant to say "...C-c C-f to go to the d headline" - I wonder why I only see my typos months later :-)
    – NickD
    Jun 25, 2021 at 16:59

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You can do C-c C-u to go to parent then C-c C-f to go to next heading of the same level (i.e., sibling)

  • The out-of-the-box keybinding for org-forward-heading-same-level is C-c C-f, not C-c C-n: the latter is bound to org-next-visible-heading, so it will only go to d if the a tree is folded.
    – NickD
    May 25, 2021 at 16:42

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