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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 use about a dozen folders pretty far down the directory tree a lot. In Nautilus, I use bookmarks to get to them quickly. I want the same thing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I add meta data to text files by using “file-props.el”

I have a large number of text files with notes, and would like to add meta data (tags and comments) to each file, and display them when using dired. I am using windows 10, and emacs 25.0.93.1 (x86_w64-...
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How to read proper formatted documentation for bookmark+ package?

I am trying to learn about the bookmark+ package. I installed the package from M-x list-packages and I am using Emacs 25.1. It looks like a great package, the only difficulty I have so far, is that ...
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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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bookmark on kill-buffer-hook

I'm using pdftools when displaying pdfs and it would be nice if emacs could bookmark the pdf with the default filename when I kill that buffer. I've got something like this, but it doesn't work. ;; ...
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Styling the “sorting turned OFF” modeline message in *Bookmark List* buffer?

I'm using bookmarks+ and smart modeline and have gone some way to styling the modeline and the Bookmark List buffer. I'd like to change the appearance of the modeline message "sorting turned OFF" in ...
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How to backup bookmark for spacemacs?

I want to re-install spacemacs, since something doesn't work and I don't want to spent on fix it. But how to backup the bookmarks of the spacemacs, even better also backup the most recent open file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to use bmkp-new-bookmark-default-names in bookmark+?

I am using bookmark+.el in Emacs 25.1. When I press C-x r m (bound to bookmark-set) and point is on a symbol, it will be used as the default candidate for the new bookmark to be created. I would ...