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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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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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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Is there a command (and ideally a key binding) to navigate to the top (or bottom) of an org table?

I have read Built-in Table Editor, and searched apropos-function org table for top, bottom, beginning, and end. I found org-table-beginning-of-field, but not anything like org-table-beginning-of-table....
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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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Can I use jump?

I found this package for the bash shell that lets you quickly jump between commonly used folders: https://github.com/gsamokovarov/jump I use it all the time now. Jump uses fuzzy matching to find the ...
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Org-mode navigate in list

How to navigate in same level list, with sub list in between? - one (cursor at the beginning) - two - three - four (move to this list) Tried C-up and M-a, but they go through each sub level, ...
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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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How can I move the cursor from a shell window to another window in Evil mode?

Imagine I have following four windows in Emacs: Window 1 is a shell window (M-x shell). Windows 2, 3, and 4 are normal windows with files open. Evil mode is enabled. If I am the shell window, how can ...
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widening/narrowing with org-goto

org-goto (as well as orgnav, helm-org-rifle) strictly respects narrowing. is there a way to have it disregard it, making it possible to jump to places in the file outside current narrowing? or is ...
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Is there a library or something for org-mode that let's me make traversal more VIM like, without fully using Evil?

I'd like to navigate in my org-mode files sometimes using just the home row, but other times I'm perfectly ok with the full emacs default key-bindings for org-mode. For instance, when everything is ...
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How to make imenu jump/preview new location when switching up/down like swiper or like fzf in vim?

How can I make imenu (with ivy wrapper) act like swiper, that mean auto switch to location when I use arrow key( or ivy-previous/next-line function) and if I exit it will come back to current location?...
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How do I move back to the previous page I was viewing, in Emacs Easy Customization buffer?

In the Info buffer, I can use the [ key to move the previous page, or the l key to move back through my personal viewing history. How can I do something similar, in the Easy Customization buffer? I'd ...
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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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Is there an easy way to copy files with ido navigation?

I'd like to be able to do something like this: Navigate to a buffer associated with a file C-x C-w (enter file ido file writing mode) navigate via ido to another directory Do something at this point ...
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emacs navigation keys doesn't work when input is not english

I'm korean, and I use english / korean while editing in emacs I mainly used terminal based emacs (emacs -nw) and in there, I can do basic navigation (such as C-e for move to end) in any language I'm ...
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forward-sexp in markdown-mode doesn't handle backquoted expressions

How do I modify the syntax table to make forward-sexp and backward-sexp correctly skip over backquoted (code) expressions? For instance, if my markdown file contains a line like The C statement is `...
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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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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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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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How to switch back and forth between two locations in a buffer

Sometimes I find myself frequently alternating between two functions that I am editing in conjunction with each other. In these situations, it is tedious and painful to keep on doing a C-s <...
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Is there a setting to center the text after any jump?

For any jump to a new buffer(for example from the ack buffer or godef-jump) point is left at the very bottom of the window. Is there a global configuration to automatically center occur and similar ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 to switch between windows quickly?

How do I switch between windows quickly? I often have multiple windows open and need to switch between them. Right now, I use C-x o to get to the one I want. Is there a more efficient workflow ...
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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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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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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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How to navigate quickly to my installed packages?

When I'm in the package manager (M-x package-list-packages), I'd like to quickly navigate to my installed packages. There are literally thousands of packages marked as available, installed, or built-...
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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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Preventing mouse clicks in inactive windows from repositioning the cursor

When I have Emacs (24.4, Mac OS, NS build) in the foreground, I often have many windows open in one frame. I sometimes want to switch windows by clicking in an inactive window. By default, this calls ...
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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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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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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 ...