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What's new in Bookmarks 10

  • Adds an all-new Bookmarks Side Bar
  • Adds Column Position and Label support
  • Adds Edit Label command in the Side Bar
  • Adds Localization support
  • Adds Jump to Next and Jump to Previous commands to Context Menu
  • Adds background color for bookmarked lines


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It helps you to navigate in your code, moving between important positions easily and quickly. No more need to search for code. It also supports a set of selection commands, which allows you to select bookmarked lines and regions between bookmarked lines. It's really useful for log file analysis.

Since version 9 you can also define Labels for you bookmarks!

Here are some of the features that Bookmarks provides:

  • Mark/unmark positions in your code
  • Mark positions in your code and give it name
  • Jump forward and backward between bookmarks
  • Icons in gutter and overview ruler
  • See a list of all Bookmarks in one file
  • See a list of all Bookmarks in your project
  • A dedicated Side Bar
  • Select lines with bookmarks
  • Select regions between bookmarks


Available commands

  • Bookmarks: Toggle Mark/unmark positions with bookmarks
  • Bookmarks: Toggle Labeled Mark labeled bookmarks
  • Bookmarks: Jump to Next Move the cursor forward, to the bookmark below
  • Bookmarks: Jump to Previous Move the cursor backward, to the bookmark above
  • Bookmarks: List List all bookmarks in the current file
  • Bookmarks: List from All Files List all bookmarks from all files
  • Bookmarks: Clear remove all bookmarks in the current file
  • Bookmarks: Clear from All Files remove all bookmarks from all files
  • Bookmarks (Selection): Select Lines Select all lines that contains bookmarks
  • Bookmarks (Selection): Expand Selection to Next Expand the selected text to the next bookmark
  • Bookmarks (Selection): Expand Selection to Previous Expand the selected text to the previous bookmark
  • Bookmarks (Selection): Shrink Selection Shrink the select text to the Previous/Next bookmark

Manage your bookmarks


You can easily Mark/Unmark bookmarks on any position.


Toggle Labeled

You can even mark labeled bookmarks on any position.



Jump to Next / Previous

Quicky move between bookmarks backward and forward, even if located outside the active file.

List / List from All Files

List all bookmarks from the current file/project and easily navigate to any of them. It shows a line preview and temporarily scroll to its position.


  • Bookmarks from the active file only shows the line number and its contents
  • Bookmarks from other files in the project also shows the relative path and filename
  • Bookmarks from files outside the project are denoted with Folder


You can use Bookmarks to easily select lines or text blocks. Simply toggle bookmarks in any position of interest and use some of the Selection commands available.

Select Lines

Select all bookmarked lines. Specially useful while working with log files.

Select Lines

Expand Selection to the Next/Previous Bookmark or Shrink the Selection

Manipulate the selection of lines between bookmarks, up and down.


Available Settings

  • Allow navigation through all files that contains bookmarks (false by default)
    "bookmarks.navigateThroughAllFiles": true
  • Allow navigation to wrap around at the first and last bookmarks in scope (current file or all files) (true by default)
    "bookmarks.wrapNavigation": true
  • Bookmarks are always saved between sessions, and you can decide if it should be saved in the Project, so you can add it to your Git/SVN repo and have it in all your machines (false by default)
    "bookmarks.saveBookmarksInProject": true
  • Path to another image to be shown as Bookmark (16x16 px)
    "bookmarks.gutterIconPath": "c:\\temp\\othericon.png"
  • Choose the background color to use on a bookmarked line
  • Allow bookmarks commands, (Toggle, Jump to Next/Previous), to be displayed on the editor contex menu (true by default)
    "bookmarks.showCommandsInContextMenu": true
  • Use a workaround for formatters, like Prettier, which does not notify on document changes and messes Bookmark's Sticky behavior (false by default)
    "bookmarks.useWorkaroundForFormatters": true

This workaround should be temporary, until a proper research and suggested APIs are available

Side Bar

The Bookmarks are now presented in its own Side Bar, giving you more free space in your Explorer view. You will have a few extra commands available:

  • Jump to a bookmark, simply clicking in the bookmark item
  • Remove a bookmark, right clicking in the bookmark item
  • Clear the bookmark's file, right-clickin in the file item


The bookmarks.treeview.visible setting was deprecated. If you don't want to see the Bookmarks icon in the Activity Bar, right-click and uncheck it from the context menu.

Project and Session Based

The bookmarks are saved per session for the project that you are using. You don't have to worry about closing files in Working Files. When you reopen the file, the bookmarks are restored.

It also works even if you only preview a file (simple click in TreeView). You can put bookmarks in any file and when you preview it again, the bookmarks will be there.


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