To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET avy RET
With Avy, you can move point to any position in Emacs – even in a different window – using very few keystrokes. For this, you look at the position where you want point to be, invoke Avy, and then enter the sequence of characters displayed at that position. If the position you want to jump to can be determined after only issuing a single keystroke, point is moved to the desired position immediately after that keystroke. In case this isn't possible, the sequence of keystrokes you need to enter is comprised of more than one character. Avy uses a decision tree where each candidate position is a leaf and each edge is described by a character which is distinct per level of the tree. By entering those characters, you navigate the tree, quickly arriving at the desired candidate position, such that Avy can move point to it. Note that this only makes sense for positions you are able to see when invoking Avy. These kinds of positions are supported: * character positions * word or subword start positions * line beginning positions * link positions * window positions If you're familiar with the popular `ace-jump-mode' package, this package does all that and more, without the implementation headache.