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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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How can I bookmark Info page to continue reading later?

How can I bookmark Info page to continue reading later ?
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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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Bookmark Plus: Correct bookmark file after directory/file rename

I had a couple of bookmarks for a given file, then I decided to rename the directory of the file. Now list-bookmarks ( I am using the bookmark+ package) shows all the bookmarks for the given file in ...
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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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How to save a desktop with narrowed indirect buffers?

I am unable to figure out a way to save my narrowed indirect buffer window, and restore it as it was. Say I have a frame with several windows containing several indirect buffers, each narrowed to a ...
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Bookmarks mode with quick selection list and autodetected names from context?

I like recentf and like jump-to-register, ibuffer, ido-switch-buffer but during code investigation I need a lot of switching between already visited points. Having short memory I like reviewing ...
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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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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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Reorder bookmarks

Is there any way of reordering the list of bookmarks that is shown in bookmark-bmenu-list (C-x r l) ? I want to put some commonly accessed bookmarks in the top and group them by meaning.
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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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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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Bookmarks across different computers

Bookmarks in the bookmarks file appear to be saved using absolute paths. This creates conflicts resolving bookmarks in a file that is synced across different computers: Absolute path computer 1: /...
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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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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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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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Can't establish a hook for bookmark-bmenu-mode

Trying to solve the problem of hotkeys for bookmarks I decided to create a primitive version first. I wanted to attach bookmarks to keys <1> and <2>: when a certain key is pressed, I open ...
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Turn off fringe character for org-capture

I updated to Emacs 28 recently and org-capture now puts a small character in the left fringe for captured items. I know that I can set fringe-mode to no-fringe to not see any fringe, but that's not ...
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How can I connect to a Jabber group chat through a bookmark with jabber.el?

How can I connect to a group chat using a bookmark with jabber.el? I figured out how to look at the bookmarks via M-x jabber-edit-bookmarks, but I can't find any commands to actually use them! (...
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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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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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Compatibility with the function (ivy-switch-buffer) of ivy-mode and bm (a bookmark package)

The package ivy-mode has the function ivy-switch-buffer, which use the build in variable bookmark-alist to incorporate bookmarks to its options. I use the package bm to store my bookmarks, which use ...
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Organizing images in emacs

There is image-mode and image-dired, but if you want to do anything except sequential viewing, they become clunky quickly. And they are slow for good quality photographs. I would like to be able to go ...
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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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reload bookmarks file without restarting Emacs?

I'm using Emacs (latest master branch as of June,2017) and I'm using Syncthing (like Dropbox) to store my emacs-bookmark file which I load in my configuration using '(bookmark-default-file "~/Sync/...
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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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Attaching hotkeys to bookmarks

When we open bookmarks panel we see the following: % Bookmark - -------- mark-1 ~/work/file-1.txt mark-2 ~/work/file-2.txt ... mark-n ...
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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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Open several files in a specifc layout with a shortcut

I would like to open in emacs, with a shortcut/bookmark three files in this configuration: _____________ | | B | | A |___| | | C | |_______|___| A is my main editing file, B is for ...
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Multiple Bookmarks Per File

I'm looking at Bookmark+, but is there any way to have multiple bookmarks per file, as in multiple line numbers per file. When I make a new bookmark in a file, the old one disappears, so it seems as ...
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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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Why is emacs attempting to connect to remote bookmarks after I deleted them?

I had bookmarks to some files on windows servers for quick and easy access. Well, I lost access to the server (the account's password changed), so I 1) removed those entries from my bookmarks list and ...
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How to create buffer for custom source code region (e.g for each function)?

Objective : Frame some areas in a source code file, with custom pattern (e.g "# - Name of Region - #"), and then having the choice to type the name of region to directly open a buffer ...
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How to create new bookmark type for use with Bookmark+?

With Bookmark+, we can define our own bookmark types, and list bookmarks by type. I am not a lisp programmer. Can someone give me an example of how to define a new type, such as dev or web?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to load bookmarks list on emacs master

Whenever I try to execute bookmark-bmenu-list (which loads the bookmarks file), I get the following error: bmkp-multi-sort: Symbol’s function definition is void: bmkp-info-cp. I am running on emacs ...
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Prevent bmkp-last-as-first-bookmark-file from being placed in custom-set-variables

I have the following code to set a custom.el file and load Bookmark+: (setq custom-file (concat elf-emacs-lib-home-directory "emacs-config/" "custom.el")) (when (file-exists-p custom-file) (load ...
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Bookmarking remote directories (tramp+sudo)

I have to connect to remote computers through ssh. I'm using tramp (C-x d /sshx:user@myhost|su:myhost:/mydirectory) and I can sudo as root on directories in this machine. As it is very convenient, I ...
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Looking For Simple Bookmark Package

Can you recommend, a good bookmark package? Yes, emacs standard has bookmarks. Although, hate naming them. Just want something small, not uber sophisticated (like bookmark+). (It crashes my setup, at ...
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Customizing the layout of the *Bookmarks List* buffer?

What would be the best way to go about customizing the layout of the bookmarks Bookmarks List buffer? I'd like to end up with a result similar to the Spacemacs equivalent buffer: That is, the ...
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Managing my bookmarks and the related file .emacs.bmk

Is there a way to change the location of the file .emacs.bmk? I tried doing it but then my bookmarks would not be found. I could not find how to customise the location of this file (similar issue with ...
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How to make hierarchical bookmarks in emacs?

I'm looking for an emacs package that allows me to manually draw a tree view of my bookmarks. A bookmark can be a child or sibling of another bookmark. Kind of like a call tree, but all items are ...
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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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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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Bookmark plus doesn't work as expected after upgrade

I just updated bookmark+ package and something broke. I use bmkp-toggle-autonamed-bookmark-set/delete to mark areas of interest and return to it using: bmk-previous-autonamed-bookmark-repeat / bmk-...
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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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