git clone 'git://'


GNU Emacs package for selecting a link to jump to

What and why

Currently, to jump to a link in an Info-mode or help-mode or org-mode or eww-mode or compilation-mode buffer, you can tab through the links to select the one you want. This is an O(N) operation, where the N is the amount of links. This package turns this into an O(1) operation, or at least O(log(N)) if you manage to squeeze thousands of links in one screen. It does so by assigning a letter to each link using avy.


Either clone from here or install from MELPA (recommended).


Put this in your ~/.emacs:


This will bind o to:

This shortcut is usually unbound and is very close to l which is the default shortcut to go back.

To bind ace-link-org, you can use something like this:

(define-key org-mode-map (kbd "M-o") 'ace-link-org)

To bind ace-link-gnus, you can use something like this:

(define-key gnus-summary-mode-map (kbd "M-o") 'ace-link-gnus)
(define-key gnus-article-mode-map (kbd "M-o") 'ace-link-gnus)

If you use ert, ace-link-help also works on ert results:

(require 'ert)
(define-key ert-results-mode-map "o" 'ace-link-help)


Just press o when you're in Info-mode or help-mode or eww-mode or compilation-mode.

Here's a screencast of browsing Info using ace-link-info: