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How to move the cursor to the next instance of the text the cursor is currently on?

I think what you're looking for is isearch-forward-symbol-at-point which is bound to M-s . Here's its documentation: (isearch-forward-symbol-at-point) Do incremental search forward for a symbol found ...
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Quickly jump to favorite folders

It's unclear to me why you want/need to add such symlinks. Why not just use Emacs bookmarks? If you use Bookmark+ then you can have: Bookmarks to Dired buffers (which record lots of stuff, including ...
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How can I navigate up/down a log from magit-rev-mode?

That isn't supported yet but you can do it "the other way around". Instead of pressing RET to show and select the revision buffer, press SPC to show the revision buffer but stay in the log buffer. ...
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How to switch back and forth between two locations in a buffer

For the past 20 years or so, I've been using these two gems: (defun ska-point-to-register () "Store cursorposition _fast_ in a register. Use ska-jump-to-register to jump back to the stored position....
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After executing org-narrow-to-subtree, how do I move between subtrees of the same level?

If what you want to move the narrowing along with point to the next subtree, you can define a command that does that: (defun my/org-narrow-forward () "Move to the next subtree at same level, and ...
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Bookmarking / Highlighting lines in a file

There are several ways to do this. One of my preferred methods is the bm package. The package provides visual bookmarks: The setup is dead simple: (require 'bm) (global-set-key (kbd "<C-f2>")...
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Navigate to a certain paragraph number

I'm not aware of a built-in function for this, but as you already noted you can write one: (defun goto-paragraph (arg) "Go to paragraph ARG." (interactive "nGoto paragraph: ") (goto-char (point-...
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is there a keybinding to save curor position for returning after viewing other section of same buffer?

@Aaron answered well with the usual way to take care of this in Emacs: set a mark where you are now, then get back to it later using C-u C-SPC. Another way is to use a bookmark, in particular a ...
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Can I focus the echo area when there’s no prompt?

The echo area is not really a buffer. It is an area of a window. It is used to display messages and to display the minibuffer (which is a buffer). You cannot "visit" the echo area and select text ...
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Add browser bookmark to bookmark browser

The following seems working from here (I don't use the Bookmarks feature, and I ain't familir with its protocol.), I tested it with: M-x your-bookmark-set-url https://example.com M-x bookmark-jump ...
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Is there a way to make the "o" keypress of other-window <C-x><C-o> repeatable?

You could write a function similar to text-scale-adjust. E.g. (defun mw-other-window-repeat (count &optional all-frames) "Wrapper around `other-window' to continue to jump to other with key o."...
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Is there a way to make the "o" keypress of other-window <C-x><C-o> repeatable?

I use this in several of my libraries. Use it to make pretty much any command repeatable even when it's on a prefix key. (defun repeat-command (command) "Repeat COMMAND." (require 'repeat) (let ...
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Selecting punctuation, namely, periods, commas, question marks, exclamations, etc. in Emacs

Two rules to take into account when solving your problem: Do not persistently mess up the syntax table if you do not see through all the consequences. It is used for many tasks. Do not advice forward-...
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How to navigate to the next/previous python class?

What I found so far and use to navigate between classes in python-mode: First C-M-u which runs the command python-nav-backward-up-list to navigate up to class definition. After that C-M-a (beginning-...
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Is there a command (and ideally a key binding) to navigate to the top (or bottom) of an org table?

Not that I know of, but Org mode provides the ingredients to roll your own easily: (defun org-table-goto-beginning () (interactive) (goto-char (org-table-begin))) (defun org-table-goto-end () (...
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is there a keybinding to save curor position for returning after viewing other section of same buffer?

Whenever I make a large jump in a file, I press C-SPC C-SPC first. That sets the mark to the current value of point*, effectively remembering the current cursor position. Then, once I'm done ...
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How to open a diff at the position of the current buffer?

Edit: this is now a package: diff-at-point This solution parses the diff hunks to lookup a buffer location in the diff. By default, if the current location isn't part of the diff, the closest line ...
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Is there a way to make the "o" keypress of other-window <C-x><C-o> repeatable?

hydra (https://github.com/abo-abo/hydra) are another way to get repeatable commands. This doesn't move the point on the first call, but you can press o as many times as you want to move around. (...
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How to move the cursor to the next instance of the text the cursor is currently on?

Alternatively, you can use C-s C-w to search for some text the cursor is on.
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Is there a setting to automatically center the text after any jump?

This recenters the point when the window moves by more than 5 lines, except in Isearch mode or when a scroll command is used (for scroll commands I think it's best to use scroll-preserve-screen-...
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Previous/next occur result, independently from compilation errors

Looking at the source of occur-mode, I found this: (setq next-error-function 'occur-next-error)) This suggests occur-next-error is the function next-error calls in a "occured" buffer. And indeed, ...
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Next/previous buffer in arbitrary order

The built-in bs library has support for defining one or more configurations that you can use to cycle between buffers. The commands bs-cycle-next and bs-cycle-previous move back and forth between the ...
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How to navigate quickly to my installed packages?

In recent versions of Emacs, you can access the package view with M-x list-packages. You can then filter the packages: by upgradable with / u; by any other status (available, dependency, disabled, ...
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browsing/navigating reStructuredText

rst-toc can be used to navigate sections.
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Go to window by buffername

For a slightly different approach, you can install the https://github.com/abo-abo/ace-window package (available from melpa) and bind ace-window to some key sequence. When you invoke it, it gives each ...
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Go to window by buffername

You can use interactive to select a buffer, get-buffer-window to find the window showing that buffer, and select-window to switch to that window: (defun open-window-by-buffer (buffer) (interactive &...
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Want equivalent of vim W and E

I don't know exactly what vim does, but something like this? - and ^- represents whitespace syntax and non-whitespace syntax respectively. (defun my-forward-word () "Forward to the end of the '...
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Open Dired for an arbitrary set of files

Not exactly sure what you're asking, but perhaps this will help. Offhand, a guess is that bookmarking Dired buffers is close to what you are looking for. Dired itself lets you have a Dired buffer ...
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Navigate to a certain paragraph number

Not sure if you were already aware of this or not, but you can interactively do this without writing a function per se, using the universal argument -- in my emacs forward-paragraph is bound to "M-}", ...
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Open Dired for an arbitrary set of files

fA.cpp fB.cpp fC.cpp No-frills approach in Dired: %m f[A-Z]\.cpp RET to mark files t to invert the marks k to hide the marked files
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