[wingide-users] Quick return

David Cortesi davecortesi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 13:41:34 EDT 2013

Same issue comes up in other editors, e.g. bbedit.
As long as you do not move the insertion point, only scroll with
the scrollbar, you can always hit the spacebar to jump
back to the insertion point. This is tricky, though,
because even page up/dn will move the insertion point.
So will a search, if you want to search for a particular
function or variable name as you often do.

Here is another way: hit the space bar once *before*
you move away (by any means, even search). Then
to get back, hit cmd-z/ctl-z. As part of the undo, the editor
snaps the insertion point back to that location.

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Adam Hughes <hugadams at gwmail.gwu.edu>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm not sure if this is already a feature...
> If I'm working on a big source file, often, I'd like to be able to quickly
> return to my working line after scrolling to some other point in the source
> code.  For example, if I am working on a function and need to scan 100
> lines below to see how I did something in a related function, is there a
> quick way to return to my working line without manually going back?
> Thanks
> --
> Adam Hughes
> Physics Ph.D Candidate
> George Washington University
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