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minimap - "1.0"

what is it? download minimap

Sidebar showing a "mini-map" of a buffer

by David Engster <>

how to install

M-x package-install [RET] minimap [RET]


This file is an implementation of a minimap sidebar, i.e., a
smaller display of the current buffer on the left side.  It
highlights the currently shown region and updates its position
automatically.  You can navigate in the minibar by dragging the
active region with the mouse, which will scroll the corresponding
edit buffer.

To create the minimap sidebar, type M-x minimap-create.
To dismiss it, type M-x minimap-kill.

* Use 'M-x minimap-create' in a buffer you're currently editing.
* Use 'M-x minimap-kill' to kill the minimap.
* Use 'M-x customize-group RET minimap RET' to adapt minimap to your needs.


* Currently cannot deal with images.
* Display/movement can be a bit erratic at times.


* Fix known bugs.
* Make sidebar permanently visible. This requires something like a
'window group' feature in Emacs, which is currently being worked on.
* Moving the active region with the keyboard / mouse-wheel ?

Customizable variables: