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Chapter VI. Navigation and Managing documents
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In Bluefish you can add bookmarks to a line in the text, and you can later use the bookmark to quickly jump to this location, or even to open the document referred to by the bookmark at that line.

Creating Bookmarks

Bookmarks can be added to the current cursor location by using the Document → Add Bookmark (Ctrl+K) menu item; or by right-clicking in the text, and selecting Add bookmark. You can delete a bookmark using the Delete bookmark item in the document contextual menu.

Adding or deleting a bookmark: right click on the Editing Area.

add bookmark
delete bookmark
if the line is still bookmarked, you can delete the bookmark, else you can create one.
Man2 tip.png If the line number margin is visible Document → Line numbers (see also Preferences and Projects) you can set/unset a bookmark by doubleclicking on a line number.
Man2 warning.png You can't set a bookmark in an unsaved file.

◼ Each bookmark in a given document is marked by a black square in the line number margin.

The bookmark browser

The bookmark browser provides access to previously marked positions in a file.

Bookmarks can be found in the second tab of the side panel, sorted by document and line number.

If you right click a bookmark in the bookmark tab of the side panel, you get a pop up menu with several options.

Bluefish Bookmark Browser
bookmark browser menu
Show file sub-menu

Bookmarks can be temporary or permanent. Permanent bookmarks are stored, and temporary bookmarks are gone after Bluefish is closed. The default is set in the preferences under Editor.

The Edit option let you set a name, a description and and toggle permanent/temporary option.

You can navigate trough bookmarks using the arrows in the bookmark browser or in Menu: Go → arrows Bookmark

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Generating several bookmarks at once

Bookmarking shell Functions via the Find Menu

To add many bookmarks at once, use the Edit → Find (Ctrl+F) dialog, or the Search icon in Main Tool Bar. Check the Bookmark matches option, and all search results will be added to your bookmarks.

Here is an example which bookmarks all functions in Shell script file with POSIX or PERL regular expressions.

Check Section 5.3, “Find and Replace Using Regular Expressions” for more information on finding and replacing with regular expression in Bluefish.


see also
bug 611743 The menu options in the Go menu to move the edit point in a document to the first, previous, next or last previously set bookmark are non-functional. The edit point remains in the same place when these are clicked.
bug 612556 mutiple selection: the search pattern is used as name of the bookmarks.+ In BF 1 single add bookmark use the line to give a name, in Bf2 no name is given.


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