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Bookmarks are a mechanism for storing locations to things, including files, allowing users to quickly return to them.

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Bookmarks for non-file buffers?

I know about Book Marks, which is a great way to save shortcuts to certain files and locations within them. However, when I C-x r m in a non-file buffer, say Python or Shell, I only get: bookmark-...
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Different versions of bookmarks for home and office computer

Linux Mint 20.2 Emacs 27.2 I installed Emacs 27.2 on my home and office computer. Both computers on LInux Mint 20.2 I has the same init.el for both computers. And its very convenient. I push my init....
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dired--unhide: Buffer is read-only: #<buffer bufferName> when set bookmark in a dired buffer

When I use C-x r m in a Dired buffer to add this directory to my bookmark, it complains: dired--unhide: Buffer is read-only: # The enabled minor modes in this buffer include: Async-Bytecomp-Package ...
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How do I make new bookmarks (`bookmark-set`) be added to the end, not the beginning?

How do I make new bookmarks (bookmark-set) be added to the end of the bookmark file, not the beginning?
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How to clear bookmark highlighting

A few months back my Emacs started to highlight bookmarks. I build and run from master, using the Homebrew emacs-head package. However even after I remove bookmarks, the highlighting remains. I ...
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bookmark+: The bookmark specific jump handlers don't work: `(wrong-type-argument listp bmkp-dired-history)`

I have bookmark+ Version: 2020.12.29 When I try to jump to a dired bookmark (bmkp-dired-jump), I get the error: In ‘bmkp-dired-jump History’ source: ‘#[0 \304\302\300\305\303$\211\205\0\306\307\310\...
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How to change projectile-bookmarks.eld saving path?

emacs keeps generating file called projectile-bookmarks.eld in home directory. How could I make it to save that file under ~/.emacs.d/tmp or a different path? I also keep seeing Reverting buffer ‘...
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Saving filter list for Bookmark+ package

I've recently started using the BookmarkPlus package and I've been loving it. However there is one thing that I can't seem to figure out. I want, from my big list of bookmarks, to create a set of ...
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How to script a bookmark-jump call

I am trying to write a function which will perform a bookmark-jump but then reset the the bookmark line to the top of the screen. So far I have: (defun foo () (interactive) (bookmark-jump) ...
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How can I set and jump to file-specific Bookmark+ bookmarks

I am trying to use Bookmark+ because I would like the ability to create bookmarks with the same name that jump to locations in different files. E.g. I have files foo and bar open in emacs. I would ...
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Can I navigate Bookmark+ bookmarks like I can with e.g. helm-bookmark?

I am experimenting with Bookmark+ and would like to be able to navigate to a bookmark using a similar workflow to that which I currently use to navigate bookmarks. For example, previously in order to ...
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How to bookmark current line right before jumping to beginning of buffer and get back?

I am working on Python files and jump to beginning section to fix some imports and come back to point I am working on. I want to use Bookmark, when I make a change on beginning of the file and come-...
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Is there a way to get proper "breadcrumbs" behavior in emacs?

I want something that I figured would be pretty basic, what with all the fancy mark-ring and all, but I can't find a way to get. I want a global (i.e. across files) no-nonsense "breadcrumbs" behavior ...
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Adding bookmarks in pdf-tools

Is there a way to add and view bookmarks in pdf-tools? Or else How could I go about adding this feature? I'm not actually sure if this is even a feature of pdfs. All I know is I can do this with ...
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Get magit views in to bookmarks plus

After doing some changes in a git "feature branch", I use "magit diff" to review/cleanup before pushing code to GitHub. My question is a) How can I get this ^ magit buffer in to my bookmarks+ (C-x r ...
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bookmark-jump to org-mode file with collapsed headings not working as expected

I have a bookmark in one of my org files (set using the usual emacs bookmarks), but I'm finding that when I try to jump to the bookmark (with the usual C-x r b, which invokes bookmark-jump), it doesn'...
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How can I save a personal bookmark file?

I work on doom-emacs and keep personal configuration in .doom.d, thus leave the gene config .emacs.d. Today, I re-installed doom.emacs to .emacs.d, but find all my bookmarks disappeared when launch ...
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Changing the width of the columns of the bookmarks display?

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 ...
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Helm: copy file to bookmarked directory

I am using spacemacs. I want to achieve similar thing to the one in question browse through bookmarks in dired. I would like to be able to quickly choose an alternative destination from within the ...
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Can I Jump to bookmark using a pattern?

Using Spacemacs, if I SPC f r to search for recent files I am prompted for a pattern. I can enter e.g. a value of our which will match a file named Journal.org. However if I do C-x r b to jump to a ...
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how enable emacs bookmark plus autocompletion

How do I make the C-x j j prompt dynamically autocomplete? So when I try "qu" emacs autosuggest "query.rb" from my bookmarks , without me having to press tab. Dynamic autocompletion works when I do C-...
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Scripted bookmark jump not working after startup

Add the following to .spacemacs: (defun my-bookmark-set (char) (interactive "cPlease enter a bookmark name to set: ") (bookmark-set (char-to-string char))) (defun my-...
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Can I (or should I) toggle off the left side of bookmark-list display (Bookmark+)?

I started using Bookmark+. Haven't customized it at all, it seems its using the left half of the screen to show what seems like "duplicate" information. As I using this tool right?
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Retracing steps with emacs (When programming /exploring)

Often when fixing a bug or implementing a new feature in a code repository, I start off with an investigatory step. For example, I would have a lead, a word such as "Article" and I would start by ...
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After setting bookmark: `Wrong type argument: listp, "~/.spacemacs`

So I did just M-x bookmark-save in my original .spacemacs file, which lead to the case that when I booted Spacemacs, I get the following error: Upgrading bookmark format from 0 to 1... mapcar: Wrong ...
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bookmark-alist-from-buffer: Cannot read definitions in bookmark file: Invalid read syntax: "#"

The above error occurs when I try to set a bookmark on a help buffer. The bookmark looks like this: #1=(#("Some bookmark" 0 3 (bmkp-full-record #1#)) (buffer-name . "*Help*") (visits . 0) (time . #2=(...
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user-error: That register’s buffer no longer exists

I saved point to register, closed buffer / restarted Emacs and got: user-error: That register’s buffer no longer exists I want Emacs to open file if necessary and go to point.
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Add browser bookmark to bookmark browser

What I mean is, can I add a URL to my Emacs bookmarks, such that selecting the bookmark runs the URL through browse-url? Desired behavior What I would like is a bookmark-set-url function that ...
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Multiple transient (and colorful) mark-modes

When reading a book it's nice to have a marker to highlight some phrases. When re-reading my own code, I often would like to highlight several regions ("here is the set-up", "here is the conclusion", ...
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Bookmarking / Highlighting lines in a file

Is there an Emacs feature for highlighting some lines in a file to make it easier to jump around? My immediate use-case is a gigantic auto-generated C++ file with horrible indentation, which is rather ...
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Emacs mark and copy/move to buffers or bookmarked directories

Is there a way to use bookmarks or the buffer list of open buffers to efficiently copy/move marked files/directories to another directory? As an example, imagine I want to copy the files foo.txt and ...
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Go to a bookmark that is not visible currently due to narrowing

Running emacs 25.2.2 spacemacs 0.200.13. In an org file, I have defined several bookmarks(SPC f b) under different headings. Consider this: * H1 Some text Bookmark 1 * H2 Some text Bookmark ...
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bookmark-jump to a hidden part of a buffer

In elisp buffers, I use outline-mode in order to manage headings similarly as in org-mode. But when I jump to a bookmark which points to a hidden part of a buffer (because it is below a folded heading)...
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bookmarks file and multiple emacs instances

Creating bookmarks in different emacs instances leads to loss of bookmarks data. Is there an easy way to fix this? Something like merge current bookmark data with bookmark data from bookmarks file, ...
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Project management in projectile or other, like Sublime Text's projects

Ever since I first started using Emacs (Spacemacs) a few months ago I've been trying to set up a sane multi-project workflow. I got the single project workflow going by having Emacs start up into what ...
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is there a keybinding to save curor position for returning after viewing other section of same buffer?

when i am editing a large file, often need to view other sections of the same buffer only once. But after that I need to go back to the position I was editing at. Is there a key for doing that?
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Switch to file bookmark silently

I created a bookmark-file bookmark, with Bookmark+. Now when I open it using C-u C-x j y I need to answer 3 questions: Jump to bookmark-file bookmark (test): <enter> SWITCH to new bookmark file,...
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Tree of bookmarks

I understand how to create a single list of bookmarks. But when there are may of them it becomes hard to navigate. A natural solution is to create a tree of bookmarks lists: I learned how to save the ...
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Jump between two frames, code improvement

I often have got multiple emacs frame in various desktop, but only two of them are visible. I often need to jump between those two frames, but since other frames are opened I can't use C-x 5 o, ...
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Going to bookmark in other window and frame

I work with two screens (screen 1 and screen 2) and each screen has got an emacs frame (respectively frame 1 and frame 2). Sometime I have a bookmark in a window in screen 1, the cursor is in screen 2 ...
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Bookmarks relative to projectile-project-root?

Often, the git repos I work in have a similar layout (for example every python project has a setup.py with an install_requires line in it). Is it possible to add a bookmark that points to a similar ...
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Bookmark+ how to easily bookmark a window configuration?

In the manual for Bookmark+ it says: A function bookmark simply invokes some function — any function. You can, for instance, define a window or frame configuration and record the configuration ...
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How to exclude bookmarks from ido virtual buffers?

I just put (setq ido-use-virtual-buffers t) in my init file. It seems ido virtual buffers includes my bookmarks after I use bookmark-jump. How could I make ido virtual buffers only includes my ...
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Using Emacs/Org to Create a Tagged, Searchable Collection with Images

Background After exiting the Linux world for a few years to do the gaming PC thing, I have recently come back to the fold. For the most part, the transition has been easy, but there's one 'tool' I'm ...
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Pinboard website (i.e., non-Emacs) bookmark editing in Emacs

I recently switched over to pinboard.in for organizing website bookmarks. I'm looking for a way to organize my bookmarks in Emacs. I've installed the pinboard-api package but I can't seem to find any ...
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Quickly jump to favorite folders

What I actually want I have deep folder structures, and often use a dozen folders pretty far down the directory tree. In Nautilus, I use bookmarks to get to them quickly. I want the same thing in ...
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Bookmarks: how to display both file content and bookmark annotation without closing the *Bookmark List* buffer window?

When in my *Bookmarks List* buffer (Bookmarks vanilla), I can place point on a bookmark, and call the function bookmark-bmenu-switch-other-window. This will open a second window, to the right, showing ...
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Emacs Bookmarks follow-functionality: how to make bookmarks show content automatically in another window?

I use Emacs Bookmarks, and I miss a follow functionality for showing the file content of the bookmarks. So, when I move the cursor up or down the lines in the bookmark list window, a new window should ...
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eww bookmark mangagement?

I've found myself using the eww web browser more and more for text-based sites (e.g., documentation, news, etc.) This is great because I don't have to load an external GUI browser and leave emacs. ...
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Make pdf-tools remember the page I was on

How to make pdftools remember the page I was on when I close a PDF document, restart Emacs and reopen the PDF? Some PDF readers after opening a document go to the last page the user was on and don't ...
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