Find yourself working on a large file? Or perhaps handling multiple buffers? Vim makes it easy to navigate previous locations:

  • Ctrl+o navigate to the previous location in the jump list (think o as old)
  • Ctrl+i navigate to the next location in the jump list (i and o are usually next to each other)
  • g; go to the previous change location
  • g, go to the newer change location
  • gi place the cursor at the same position where it was left last time in the Insert mode

info Use :jumps to view the jump list. See :h jump-motions for more details.

Video demo:

info See also my Vim Reference Guide and curated list of resources for Vim.