Free avy with your goto-line17 May 2015
I have a fondness for Emacs commands and key bindings that you can get for free. Here, by "free" I mean customizations that don't require you to change your old workflow (i.e. unbind your old bindings), but still get the new workflow with comfortable bindings.
- For free (almost physical) keys, see my post on xmodmap.
- See the last post
to see how you can get window manipulation commands "for free" when
- With hydra, you can define lightweight minor modes for almost free or even completely free key bindings.
- With lispy, you get list manipulation bindings (single letters, no less) for free when your point is positioned at a list boundary, or when the region is active.
- With worf, you get heading navigation and manipulation bindings, also single-letter, when your point is at a heading or markup start.
Today, I describe a recent addition to
avy: when you call
and decide that you don't want to use
avy-keys to select a line on
screen, and you want to select a line by number, you can just enter
avy-goto-line will recognize that you entered a digit, and forward
goto-line with that digit already pre-entered. So basically there's no disadvantage to doing this:
(global-set-key (kbd "M-g g") 'avy-goto-line)
Even if you use the
avy method zero times, you lose no efficiency
when compared with regular
goto-line, you just get a pretty
light-show with each call:
You can customize a lot of things in
avy, for instance the keys or
the way the overlays are displayed. See the
new wiki page on
customization for more info.