Upgrading ace-jump for avy04 May 2015, by Artur Malabarba.
It was a few years ago that I learned about
ace-jump-mode in one of Magnar’s
Emacs Rocks episodes. Over this time, slowly but surely, this one simple command
has completely taken over my workflow. It was only last week that I realised how
ingrained it is on my muscle memory. As I shared this thought on twitter,
avy was mentioned in the conversation and I decided to give it a
Until now, I was under the impression that it was just
ace-jump for windows,
but it’s a little more than that. It is actually a full replacement for
ace-jump, with small improvements here and there (plus quite a bit of parallel
functionality which I haven’t explored yet).
A couple of small but important differences.
- By default, the buffer text doesn’t get shadowed while you’re doing a jump. I didn’t like this at first, but now I much prefer it. Shadowing the text is prettier, but I would commonly get lost if I didn’t focus intently on that letter before the shadowing was applied.
- When more than one key is needed for a jump, it’ll show you the full path, instead of one key at a time.
And this is all the configuration I needed.