Questions tagged [navigation]

Use the navigation tag for questions about moving around: to different places within a file/buffer (i.e., beginning, end, across paragraphs and code blocks); from one window to another (i.e., changing which window you are working in, and which files/buffers are displayed in each window).

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How to move by defun without moving up a level?

I am attempting to navigate methods in a file. Typically these are javascript or python files, which have a classes at the "top level", which in turn have methods nested within those ...
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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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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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Moving back to previous cursor position in rg.el

I am using rg(https://github.com/dajva/rg.el) to search in a project. When I click on one of the files rg has found and go to that location I am unable to go back to the previous location. I have ...
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What does the “Mark set” message mean when going to the beginning or end of the buffer?

Opening emacs -Q, then Pressing Ctrl-Home or Ctrl-End also shows this message. Mark set What is happening? Why is the mark set and is there a way not to set the mark?
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How do I exit an archive in no-window mode?

When navigating the directory structure in no window mode, there is always .. at the top of the current directory, so that one can leave it and go to the directory up ahead. I am using emacs 26.3 ...
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Automatic “push-mark” when navigating with xref, find-grep, etc?

There seem to be a lot of situations, where a command changes the cursor location (point), but no mark is pushed, making navigating back by popping the mark with C-u SPC impossible. For isolated use-...
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How to navigate to the next/previous python class?

I would like to navigate quickly between classes in Python code. I'm looking for a command to go to the next / previous class so I can bind that to a key sequence. This question is not about ...
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forward-word and non-letter “words”

Using forward-word with this line: foo *** *** bar, I want to have the folowing behavior: foo| ***| ***| bar|, Not: foo| *** *** bar|, So, if between spaces there are only non-letter symbols, ...
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How to move the cursor to the next instance of the text the cursor is currently on?

Suppose your code looks like this: 1. term_cursor_is_on = 500 2. cursory_next_line = 42 [...] 101. next_instance_line = term_cursor_is_on And suppose that your cursor is on line 1 (unimportant, but ...
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Selecting punctuation, namely, periods, commas, question marks, exclamations, etc. in Emacs

I use Emacs mostly for writing text not code. This involves a great deal of selecting, deleting and editing, as one would expect. By default if I move forward by a word in Emacs, Emacs ignores basic ...
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Is there a way to make the “o” keypress of other-window <C-x><C-o> repeatable?

Question is as stated in the title. Instead of using various packages for switching windows, it might be simpler to make <C-x><C-o> behave like <C-x><C-+>, such that repeated ...
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How to open a diff at the position of the current buffer?

Emacs has a useful feature to jump to the line (via diff-goto-source-and-close). Is there a way to do the reverse with vc-root-diff or something similar? That is to open a diff, jumping to the ...
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How to skip to the last non-blank line?

Is there a way of calling (end-of-buffer) that excludes trailing empty lines?
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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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Move cursor to opened file in sr-speedbar

i wonder how i can configure the sr-speedbar mode to automatically move the cursor to a file, which i open by pressing enter in the sr-speedbar. Thanks for your input.
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Idempotent `beginning-of-defun`

How to obtain/implement a beginning-of-defun drop-in replacement that is idempotent? i.e., if I already am at the beginning of a defun, beginning-of-defun should do nothing, rather than jumping to ...
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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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forward/backward/next/previous element against YAML?

The lisp program is structured language, and one can execute C-M-f(forward-sexp) to pick the next sibling element. Similarly, C-M-b, C-M-u, C-M-d are defined; they can be used to move the cursor to ...
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Can I focus the echo area when there’s no prompt?

Suppose I type M-! uname -a RET. A message like this is displayed in the echo area: Linux pergamon 4.15.0-33-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Wed Aug 15 16:00:05 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I want ...
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Navigate C/C++ Source Code with Emacs [closed]

So, i'm finally starting to work with a multi-file Project in C++ and am in need for smart navigation and completion! So far, i've used company-mode (with irony and company-headers), which is great if ...
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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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How to find where a given function is called from in gtags

I am using gtags and can jump to where a function is defined. Howeve I am not able to find inside a function where it is begin called from. Is there anyway to find where a function is called from?
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How do I return to where I was before i-search, goto line, etc

Let's say I'm on line Y, char X, and then do an i-search or do a goto line. Then I move around there a bit, but then I want to return to Y, X. How do I do this? Is there an automatic mechanism that ...
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How can I run (recenter) after (call-interactive …) that jumps to a buffer?

I would like to jump to a buffer using rtags for eg. Example snippet: (defun generic-lookup () "Follow link/goto line." (interactive) (cond ((string= major-mode "c-mode") (progn ...
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Enter does nothing in NeoTree

I have NeoTree installed. When I navigate through folders and files in it and when I press enter, nothing happens. I don't get into a directory. I've tried TAB also -- nothing. M-x describe-key ...
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next-line-add-newlines breaks history browsing by cursor arrow keys

I've always hated "end of buffer" errors, so my .emacs contains (setq next-line-add-newlines t) Recently, I've noticed that when browsing a history by cursor arrows (up/down for previous/next), e.g. ...
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How can I return back to point position after jumping by `<down-mouse-1>`?

How can I return back to point position after jumping by <down-mouse-1>? Example: moving in the buffer for a while with C-pbfn, then use mouse for navigation, and press C-u C-<space> ...
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Jump to location in org-mode while properly unfolding headings

I'd like to find a way to jump to a location in an org-mode file while automatically unfolding only the heading at the location I'm jumping to and all its parent headings (but not any sibling headings)...
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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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Open Dired for an arbitrary set of files

There is a project with 100 files in a flat directory. I want to navigate a subset of the files, depending on what part of the project I am working on. Creating files with links to files of interest ...
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Strange <left> behaviour

Usually <left> is bound to 'left-char I have never edited this in my init file or <right> for that matter. However recently when I'm at the beggining of a line and I type <left> it ...
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Navigate to a certain paragraph number

How can I navigate to a certain paragraph number? If I want to move to the 33rd line in a file, I execute M-x goto-line <RET> 33, but there does not seem to be an equivalent goto-paragraph ...
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Want equivalent of vim W and E

Any easy way to get forward/backword word movement with "word" defined as everything non-whitespace, similar to vim's W and E?
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How can I navigate up/down a log from magit-rev-mode?

When I'm reviewing a patch series in magit I want to be able to look in detail at each patch in a tree. However there doesn't seem to be an easy way to navigate to the next/previous commit from inside ...
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How to navigate to previous cursor positions without using the mark?

I'm often making typing mistakes which will kick me out of the current function block (hitting M-n when I meant C-n). In such cases it would be nice to be able to return immediately to the previous ...
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Using advices to flatten a single subfolder

One of Github's features i like is that it "flattens" path if a folder contains only one subfolder, i.e you have a src folder which has only main folder, so by clicking on src you go to the content of ...
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Go to window by buffername

I would like to be able to switch to an open window by typing the name of the buffer which is displayed in it. It would be something like C-x b which opens the selected buffer only if it is not opened ...
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linum referring to the top of the window

I use the "go to line" navigation a lot, but mostly of the time I have to type a three digit number in order to navigate through the document. I would like to have a row count referring to the ...
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Navigate cursor position history with line-based jumps

I use point-undo to jump between positions in the cursor history. However, point-undo uses every previous position of the cursor, and I often experience that what I actually want is to jump just to ...
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browsing/navigating reStructuredText

What Emacs utilities can provide better browsing and navigation of reST documents? Alternatively, how to configure existing utilities to work with reST? What I mean, why I ask: Of the lightweight ...
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Working around preprocessor blocks

I am trying to navigate a C project that has lots of preprocessor directives like this: #ifdef SOME_COMPILE_TIME_VARIABLE for ( idx=0; idx<FOO; idx++ ) { #else for ( idx=0; idx<BAR; idx+...
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Back/forward navigation that works like IntelliJ/Eclipse

I've been trying to find a navigation package that allows backwards/forwards navigation across and within buffers. I have found a lot of solutions out there but none of them seem to solve the whole ...
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After executing org-narrow-to-subtree, how do I move between subtrees of the same level?

When I have executed (org-narrow-to-subtree), how can move between subtrees of the same level. Is this possible? I have tried next/previous heading C-c C-n/p next/...
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Previous/next occur result, independently from compilation errors

After running M-x occur, the commands next-error and previous-error let me navigate between hits. I would like to be able to M-x compile my program and then keep browsing through the same *Occur* ...
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Next/previous buffer in arbitrary order

How to move to previous or next buffer in a fixed & arbitrary order? I am using C-<left> and C-<right> but they move in a variable order, depending on the last viewed buffer, but if I ...
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Navigating in an nXML buffer

I'm editing an XML with nXML-mode. The file represents a document and has internal links of the form: Follow <linktag docref="foo">this link</linktag> to see <anchortag docref="foo">...
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Navigation ignores comment blocks in (La)TeX mode

I sometimes leave large blocks of comments in LaTeX source code: Text text text text. % Comments comments comments comments. % Six lines of comments. % More comments. % Separate comment block. % ...
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Navigate to the source code of built-in functions and variables

Throughout the day I am constantly using C-h f or C-h v (describe-function and describe-variable) to look up documentation for functions and variables. More often than not, if I don't get all the ...
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Emacs doesn't understand where the windows are?

This has occurred several times now. I will have an Emacs session (24.5.1, OSX UI version installed via homebrew) running for a while when suddenly it no longer seems to understand how to navigate ...