You can define places in your documents where you can quickly jump back to by using marks.

The (Q)uick mark

The easiest way of setting and jumping to a mark is using the commands:

Space Backespace:

set Quick mark


jump to Quick mark

Once set, you can jump to the Quick mark from anywhere in the same document or from a different buffer. You can also reset the Quick mark as many times as you want.

Letter marks

You can set more than one mark at a time. Actually, you can set a mark for each letter, both lowercase and uppercase. To do so, use:

! {letter}:

set a mark using {letter}.

` {letter}:

jump to mark {letter}.

For example, ` a jumps to a mark that has been set with ! a.

While you can use both lowercase and uppercase letters, keep in mind that they behave differently:

  • Uppercase letters are shared across all buffers. That means that there can be only one A mark in a given moment. Uppercase marks, therefore, allow you to jump between buffers.

  • Lowercase letters are unique to each buffer. That is, each buffer has its own set of lowercase marks and the a mark in a buffer can be different from the a mark in another one.