AceJump-mode is a minor mode for Emacs, enabling fast/direct cursor movement in current view.

Is there a demo?

Yes, refer to here.

There is also an Emacs Rocks screencast for AceJump.

Where does this minor mode come from?

I first saw this kind of movement style is in a vim plugin called EasyMotion. It was really attractive. EasyMotion provides a much simpler way to use some motions in vim. It takes the <number> out of <number>w or <number>f{char} by highlighting all possible choices and allowing you to press one key to jump directly to the target. So I decided to write a similar mode for Emacs.

So I must thank:

  Bartlomiej P.    for his PreciseJump
  Kim Silkebækken  for his EasyMotion

What's ace-jump-mode?

ace-jump-mode is an fast/direct cursor location minor mode. It will create the N-Branch search tree internal and marks all the possible position with predefined keys in current view. Allowing you to move to the character/word/line almost directly.

What is implemented now ?

I have not implemented everything from EasyMotion. Because I want to make it as simple as possible, you don’t need to spend more than 2 minutes to learn how to use it. Right now, there are only three commands, which can help you to quick move to a specific character, word and (non-empty) line. Enjoy it!

Of course, if you have any cool suggestions, feel free to tell me at anytime and I will put them to top of my TODO list :D

How do I install it?

Add the following code to your init file, assigning whatever keys you prefer.

    (add-to-list 'load-path "which-folder-ace-jump-mode-file-in/")
    (require 'ace-jump-mode)
    (define-key global-map (kbd "C-c SPC") 'ace-jump-mode)
    ;;If you also use viper mode:
    (define-key viper-vi-global-user-map (kbd "SPC") 'ace-jump-mode)

For more details, see the help of ‘ace-jump-mode’.

How do I use it?

If you use the default configuration, which binds to “C-c SPC”.

  enter first char of a word, select the highlight key to move to.
  enter a char for query, select the highlight key to move to.
  each non-empty line will be marked, select the highlight key to move to.

Where can I get it?

Please refer to the GitHub site AceJumpMode on github

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