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< * Lisp:hl-needed.el is despite its name rather similar to crosshairs. Please see the file for details.
This page is about library crosshairs.el, which combines the features of libraries col-highlight.el (HighlightCurrentColumn) and hl-line+.el (HighlightCurrentLine). This highlights the current line and the current column at the same time, letting you easily locate the cursor.
Here’s a screenshot, to show the effect:
crosshairs.el provides these commands:
‘toggle-crosshairs-when-idle’– Highlight the current line and column whenever Emacs is idle more than a certain number of seconds.
‘crosshairs-mode’– Continually highlight the current line and column, tracking the cursor as it moves. If you bind this to a key, you can also use it to briefly show the current line and column, by hitting the key twice.
‘flash-crosshairs’– Highlight the current line and column for a few seconds. Another way to show the current line and column temporarily. You can show each for different lengths of time: line and column.