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  • Source code analysis and navigate tool

  • Easy code navigation, view diagnostic errors, see relationships of functions, variables

  • A plugin combines the power of LSP and 🌲🏡 Treesitter together. Not only provides a better highlight but also help you analyse symbol context effectively.

  • ctags fuzzy search & build ctags symbols

a short intro of navigator

Here are some examples:

Example: Javascript closure

The screenshot below shows javascript call tree 🌲 for variable browser within a closure. This feature parallels the LSP 'incoming & outgoing calls' feature. It is designed for the symbol analysis.



  • The topmost entry in the floating window indicates there are 3 references for the symbol browser within closure.js
  • The first reference of browser is an assignment, an emoji 📝 indicates the value is modified in this line. In many cases, we search for references to find out when the value changed.
  • The second reference of browser is inside function displayName and displayName sit inside makeFunc, So you will see displayName{} <- makeFunc{}
  • The next occurrence of browser is located within the function displayName, which is nested inside makeFunc. Hence, the display reads displayName{} <- makeFunc{}.
  • The final reference is akin to the previous one, except that since browser appears on the right side of the =, its value remains unaltered, and consequently, no emoji is displayed.

Example: C++ definition

C++ example: search reference and definition


You may find a 🦕 dinosaur(d) on the line of Rectangle rect, which means there is a definition (d for def) of rect in this line.

<- f main() means the definition is inside function main().

Golang struct type

Struct type references in multiple Go 󰟓 files


This feature can provide you info in which function/class/method the variable was referenced. It is handy for a large project where class/function definition is too long to fit into the preview window. Also provides a bird's eye view of where the variable is:

  • Referenced
  • Modified
  • Defined
  • Called


  • LSP easy setup. Support the most commonly used lsp clients setup. Dynamic lsp activation based on buffer type. This also enables you to handle workspace with mixed types of codes (e.g. Go + javascript + yml). A better LSP default enables

    • autocompletion *(e.g. nvim-cmp),
    • codelens
    • lsp folding
    • go implementation
    • incoming/outgoing call and ccls call hierarchy
    • range formatting
  • Out of box experience. 10 lines of minimum init.lua can turn your neovim into a full-featured LSP & Treesitter powered IDE

  • Lazy loading friendly.

  • UI with floating windows, navigator provides a visual way to manage and navigate through symbols, diagnostic errors, reference etc. It covers all features(handler) provided by LSP from commonly used search reference, to less commonly used search for interface implementation.

  • Code Action GUI

  • Luv async thread and tasks

  • Edit your code in preview window

  • Async request with lsp.buf_request for reference search

  • Treesitter symbol search. It is handy for large files (Some of LSP e.g. lua_ls, there is a 100kb file size limitation?). Also as LSP trying to hide details behind, Treesitter allows you to access all AST semantics.

  • FZY search with either native C (if gcc installed) or Lua-JIT

  • LSP multiple symbols highlight/marker and hop between document references

  • Preview definination/references

  • Better navigation for diagnostic errors, Navigate through all files/buffers that contain errors/warnings

  • Grouping references/implementation/incoming/outgoing based on file names.

  • Treesitter based variable/function context analysis. It is 10x times faster compared to purely rely on LSP. In most of the case, it takes treesitter less than 4 ms to read and render all nodes for a file of 1,000 LOC.

  • The first plugin, IMO, allows you to search in all treesitter symbols in the workspace.

  • Nerdfont, emoji for LSP and treesitter kind

  • Optimize display (remove trailing bracket/space), display the caller of reference, de-duplicate lsp results (e.g reference in the same line). Using treesitter for file preview highlighter etc

  • ccls call hierarchy (Non-standard ccls/call API) supports

  • Incorporates a modified folding algorithm based on treesitter or LSP_fold, providing a user experience comparable to Visual Studio Code.

    • Ensures end or closing brackets remain visible.
    • Features specific functionality for comment folding.
    • Enables the display of folded lines.
    • Includes syntax highlighting capabilities (supported in Neovim version 0.10.x and above).
  • Treesitter symbols sidebar, LSP document symbole sidebar. Both with preview and folding

  • Calltree: Display and expand Lsp incoming/outgoing calls hierarchy-tree with sidebar

  • Fully support LSP CodeAction, CodeLens, CodeLens action. Help you improve code quality.

  • LRU cache for treesitter nodes

  • Lazy loader friendly

  • Multigrid support (different font and detachable)

  • Side panel (sidebar) and floating windows

Why a new plugin

I'd like to go beyond what the system is offering.

Similar projects / special mentions


Require nvim-0.9 or above, nightly (0.10 or greater) preferred

You can remove your lspconfig setup and use this plugin. The plugin depends on lspconfig and guihua.lua, which provides GUI and fzy support(migrate from romgrk's project).

Plug 'neovim/nvim-lspconfig'
Plug 'ray-x/guihua.lua', {'do': 'cd lua/fzy && make' }
Plug 'ray-x/navigator.lua'

Note: Highly recommend: 'nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter'


    requires = {
        { 'ray-x/guihua.lua', run = 'cd lua/fzy && make' },
        { 'neovim/nvim-lspconfig' },


Easy setup BOTH lspconfig and navigator with one liner. Navigator covers around 20 most used LSP setup.

lua require'navigator'.setup()

Sample vimrc turning your neovim into a full-featured IDE

call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')

Plug 'neovim/nvim-lspconfig'
Plug 'ray-x/guihua.lua', {'do': 'cd lua/fzy && make' }
Plug 'ray-x/navigator.lua'

" Plug 'hrsh7th/nvim-cmp' and other plugins you commenly use...

" optional, if you need treesitter symbol support
Plug 'nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter', {'do': ':TSUpdate'}

call plug#end()

" No need for require('lspconfig'), navigator will configure it for you
lua <<EOF

You can remove your lspconfig.lua and use the hooks of navigator.lua. As the navigator will bind keys and handler for you. The LSP will be loaded lazily based on filetype.

A treesitter only mode. In some cases LSP is buggy or not available, you can also use treesitter standalone

call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')

Plug 'ray-x/guihua.lua', {'do': 'cd lua/fzy && make' }
Plug 'ray-x/navigator.lua'

" Plug 'hrsh7th/nvim-compe' and other plugins you commenly use...

" optional, if you need treesitter symbol support
Plug 'nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter', {'do': ':TSUpdate'}
" optional:
Plug 'nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter-refactor' " this provides "go to def" etc

call plug#end()

lua <<EOF

Work with nvim-cmp and nvim-autopairs

The buffer type of navigator floating windows is guihua I would suggest disable guihua for autocomplete. e.g.

disable_filetype = { "TelescopePrompt" , "guihua", "guihua_rust", "clap_input" },

if vim.o.ft == 'clap_input' and vim.o.ft == 'guihua' and vim.o.ft == 'guihua_rust' then
  require'cmp'.setup.buffer { completion = {enable = false} }

-- or with autocmd
vim.cmd("autocmd FileType guihua lua require('cmp').setup.buffer { enabled = false }")
vim.cmd("autocmd FileType guihua_rust lua require('cmp').setup.buffer { enabled = false }")


All configure options

Nondefault configuration example:

  debug = false, -- log output, set to true and log path: ~/.cache/nvim/gh.log
                 -- slowdownd startup and some actions
  width = 0.75, -- max width ratio (number of cols for the floating window) / (window width)
  height = 0.3, -- max list window height, 0.3 by default
  preview_height = 0.35, -- max height of preview windows
  border = {"", "", "", "", "", "", "", ""}, -- border style, can be one of 'none', 'single', 'double',
                                                     -- 'shadow', or a list of chars which defines the border
  on_attach = function(client, bufnr)
    -- your hook
  -- put a on_attach of your own here, e.g
  -- function(client, bufnr)
  --   -- the on_attach will be called at end of navigator on_attach
  -- end,
  -- The attach code will apply to all LSP clients

  ts_fold = {
    enable = false,
    comment_fold = true, -- fold with comment string
    max_lines_scan_comments = 20, -- only fold when the fold level higher than this value
    disable_filetypes = {'help', 'guihua', 'text'}, -- list of filetypes which doesn't fold using treesitter
  },  -- modified version of treesitter folding
  default_mapping = true,  -- set to false if you will remap every key
  keymaps = {{key = "gK", func = vim.lsp.declaration, desc = 'declaration'}}, -- a list of key maps
  -- this kepmap gK will override "gD" mapping function declaration()  in default kepmap
  -- please check mapping.lua for all keymaps
  -- rule of overriding: if func and mode ('n' by default) is same
  -- the key will be overridden
  treesitter_analysis = true, -- treesitter variable context
  treesitter_navigation = true, -- bool|table false: use lsp to navigate between symbol ']r/[r', table: a list of
  --lang using TS navigation
  treesitter_analysis_max_num = 100, -- how many items to run treesitter analysis
  treesitter_analysis_condense = true, -- condense form for treesitter analysis
  -- this value prevent slow in large projects, e.g. found 100000 reference in a project
  transparency = 50, -- 0 ~ 100 blur the main window, 100: fully transparent, 0: opaque,  set to nil or 100 to disable it

  lsp_signature_help = true, -- if you would like to hook ray-x/lsp_signature plugin in navigator
  -- setup here. if it is nil, navigator will not init signature help
  signature_help_cfg = nil, -- if you would like to init ray-x/lsp_signature plugin in navigator, and pass in your own config to signature help
  icons = { -- refer to lua/navigator.lua for more icons config
    -- requires nerd fonts or nvim-web-devicons
    icons = true,
    -- Code action
    code_action_icon = "🏏", -- note: need terminal support, for those not support unicode, might crash
    -- Diagnostics
    diagnostic_head = '🐛',
    diagnostic_head_severity_1 = "🈲",
    fold = {
      prefix = '',  -- icon to show before the folding need to be 2 spaces in display width
      separator = '',  -- e.g. shows   3 lines 
  mason = false, -- set to true if you would like use the lsp installed by williamboman/mason
  lsp = {
    enable = true,  -- skip lsp setup, and only use treesitter in navigator.
                    -- Use this if you are not using LSP servers, and only want to enable treesitter support.
                    -- If you only want to prevent navigator from touching your LSP server configs,
                    -- use `disable_lsp = "all"` instead.
                    -- If disabled, make sure add require('navigator.lspclient.mapping').setup({bufnr=bufnr, client=client}) in your
                    -- own on_attach
    code_action = {enable = true, sign = true, sign_priority = 40, virtual_text = true},
    code_lens_action = {enable = true, sign = true, sign_priority = 40, virtual_text = true},
    document_highlight = true, -- LSP reference highlight,
                               -- it might already supported by you setup, e.g. LunarVim
    format_on_save = true, -- {true|false} set to false to disasble lsp code format on save (if you are using prettier/efm/formater etc)
                           -- table: {enable = {'lua', 'go'}, disable = {'javascript', 'typescript'}} to enable/disable specific language
                              -- enable: a whitelist of language that will be formatted on save
                              -- disable: a blacklist of language that will not be formatted on save
                           -- function: function(bufnr) return true end to enable/disable lsp format on save
    format_options = {async=false}, -- async: disable by default, the option used in vim.lsp.buf.format({async={true|false}, name = 'xxx'})
    disable_format_cap = {"sqlls", "lua_ls", "gopls"},  -- a list of lsp disable format capacity (e.g. if you using efm or vim-codeformat etc), empty {} by default
                                                            -- If you using null-ls and want null-ls format your code
                                                            -- you should disable all other lsp and allow only null-ls.
    -- disable_lsp = {'pylsd', 'sqlls'},  -- prevents navigator from setting up this list of servers.
                                          -- if you use your own LSP setup, and don't want navigator to setup
                                          -- any LSP server for you, use `disable_lsp = "all"`.
                                          -- you may need to add this to your own on_attach hook:
                                          -- require('navigator.lspclient.mapping').setup({bufnr=bufnr, client=client})
                                          -- for e.g. denols and tsserver you may want to enable one lsp server at a time.
                                          -- default value: {}
    diagnostic = {
      underline = true,
      virtual_text = true, -- show virtual for diagnostic message
      update_in_insert = false, -- update diagnostic message in insert mode
      float = {                 -- setup for floating windows style
        focusable = false,
        sytle = 'minimal',
        border = 'rounded',
        source = 'always',
        header = '',
        prefix = '',

    hover = {
      enable = true,
      keymap = {
        ['<C-k>'] = {
          go = function()
            local w = vim.fn.expand('<cWORD>')
            vim.cmd('GoDoc ' .. w)
          default = function()
            local w = vim.fn.expand('<cWORD>')

    diagnostic_scrollbar_sign = {'', '', ''}, -- experimental:  diagnostic status in scroll bar area; set to false to disable the diagnostic sign,
                                                 --                for other style, set to {'╍', 'ﮆ'} or {'-', '='}
    diagnostic_virtual_text = true,  -- show virtual for diagnostic message
    diagnostic_update_in_insert = false, -- update diagnostic message in insert mode
    display_diagnostic_qf = true, -- always show quickfix if there are diagnostic errors, set to false if you want to ignore it
                                  -- set to 'trouble' to show diagnostcs in Trouble
    tsserver = {
      filetypes = {'typescript'} -- disable javascript etc,
      -- set to {} to disable the lspclient for all filetypes
    ctags ={
      cmd = 'ctags',
      tagfile = 'tags',
      options = '-R --exclude=.git --exclude=node_modules --exclude=test --exclude=vendor --excmd=number',
    gopls = {   -- gopls setting
      on_attach = function(client, bufnr)  -- on_attach for gopls
        -- your special on attach here
        -- e.g. disable gopls format because a known issue
        print("i am a hook, I will disable document format")
        client.resolved_capabilities.document_formatting = false
      settings = {
        gopls = {gofumpt = false} -- disable gofumpt etc,
    -- the lsp setup can be a function, .e.g
    gopls = function()
      local go = pcall(require, "go")
      if go then
        local cfg = require("go.lsp").config()
        cfg.on_attach = function(client)
          client.server_capabilities.documentFormattingProvider = false -- efm/null-ls
        return cfg

    lua_ls = {
      sumneko_root_path = vim.fn.expand("$HOME") .. "/github/sumneko/lua-language-server",
      sumneko_binary = vim.fn.expand("$HOME") .. "/github/sumneko/lua-language-server/bin/macOS/lua-language-server",
    servers = {'cmake', 'ltex'}, -- by default empty, and it should load all LSP clients available based on filetype
    -- but if you want navigator load  e.g. `cmake` and `ltex` for you , you
    -- can put them in the `servers` list and navigator will auto load them.
    -- you could still specify the custom config  like this
    -- cmake = {filetypes = {'cmake', 'makefile'}, single_file_support = false},

LSP clients

Built clients:

local servers = {
  "angularls", "gopls", "tsserver", "flow", "bashls", "dockerls", "julials", "pylsp", "pyright",
  "jedi_language_server", "jdtls", "lua_ls", "vimls", "html", "jsonls", "solargraph", "cssls",
  "yamlls", "clangd", "ccls", "sqlls", "denols", "graphql", "dartls", "dotls",
  "kotlin_language_server", "nimls", "intelephense", "vuels", "phpactor", "omnisharp",
  "r_language_server", "rust_analyzer", "terraformls", "svelte", "texlab", "clojure_lsp", "elixirls",
  "sourcekit", "fsautocomplete", "vls", "hls"

Navigator will try to load available lsp server/client based on filetype. The clients has none default on_attach. incremental sync and debounce is enabled by navigator. And the lsp snippet will be enabled. So you could use COQ and nvim-cmp snippet expand.

Other than above setup, additional none default setup are used for following lsp:

  • gopls
  • clangd
  • rust_analyzer
  • sqlls
  • lua_ls
  • pyright
  • ccls

Please check client setup

The plugin can work with multiple LSP, e.g sqlls+gopls+efm. But there are cases you may need to disable some of the servers. (Prevent loading multiple LSP for same source code.) e.g. I saw strange behaviours when I use pylsp+pyright+jedi together. If you have multiple similar LSP installed and have trouble with the plugin, please enable only one at a time.

Add your own servers

Above servers covered a small part neovim lspconfig support, You can still use lspconfig to add and config servers not in the list. If you would like to add a server not in the list, you can check this PR #107

Alternatively, update following option in setup(if you do not want a PR):

require'navigator'setup{lsp={servers={'cmake', 'lexls'}}}

Above option add cmake and lexls to the default server list

Disable a lsp client loading from navigator

Note: If you have multiple lsp installed for same language, please only enable one at a time by disable others with e.g. disable_lsp={'denols', 'clangd'} To disable a specific LSP, set filetypes to {} e.g.



    disable_lsp = {'pylsd', 'sqlls'},

Try it your self

In playground folder, there is a init.lua and source code for you to play with. Check playground/ for more details

Default keymaps

mode key function
n gr async references, definitions and context
n <Leader>gr show reference and context
i <m-k> signature help
n <c-k> signature help
n gW workspace symbol fuzzy finder
n gD declaration
n gd definition
n gt type definition
n g0 document symbol
n <C-]> go to definition (if multiple show listview)
n gp definition preview (show Preview)
n gP type definition preview (show Preview)
n <C-LeftMouse> definition
n g<LeftMouse> implementation
n <Leader>gt treesitter document symbol
n <Leader>gT treesitter symbol for all open buffers
n <Leader> ct ctags symbol search
n <Leader> cg ctags symbol generate
n K hover doc
n <Space>ca code action (when you see 🏏 )
n <Space>la code lens action (when you see a codelens indicator)
v <Space>ca range code action (when you see 🏏 )
n <Space>rn rename with floating window
n <Leader>re rename (lsp default)
n <Leader>gi hierarchy incoming calls
n <Leader>go hierarchy outgoing calls
n <Space>ff format buffer (LSP)
v <Space>ff format selection range (LSP)
n gi implementation
n <Space> D type definition
n gL show line diagnostic
n gG show diagnostic for all buffers
n ]d next diagnostic
n [d previous diagnostic
n <Leader> dt diagnostic toggle(enable/disable)
n ]r next treesitter reference/usage
n [r previous treesitter reference/usage
n <Space> wa add workspace folder
n <Space> wr remove workspace folder
n <Space> wl print workspace folder
n <Leader>k toggle reference highlight
i/n <C-p> previous item in list
i/n <C-n> next item in list
i/n number 1~9 move to ith row/item in the list
i/n <Up> previous item in list
i/n <Down> next item in list
n <Ctrl-w>j move cursor to preview (windows move to bottom view point)
n <Ctrl-w>k move cursor to list (windows move to up view point)
i/n <C-o> open preview file in nvim/Apply action
n <C-v> open preview file in nvim with vsplit
n <C-s> open preview file in nvim with split
n <Enter> open preview file in nvim/Apply action
n <ESC> close listview of floating window
i/n <C-e> close listview of floating window
n <C-q> close listview and send results to quickfix
i/n <C-b> previous page in listview
i/n <C-f> next page in listview
i/n <C-s> save the modification to preview window to file


You can override default highlight GuihuaListDark (listview) and GuihuaTextViewDark (code view) and GuihuaListHl (select item)


hi default GuihuaTextViewDark guifg=#e0d8f4 guibg=#332e55
hi default GuihuaListDark guifg=#e0d8f4 guibg=#103234
hi default GuihuaListHl guifg=#e0d8f4 guibg=#404254

There are other Lsp highlight been used in this plugin, e.g LspReferenceRead/Text/Write are used for document highlight, LspDiagnosticsXXX are used for diagnostic. Please check highlight.lua and dochighlight.lua for more info.


  • lspconfig
  • guihua.lua (provides floating window, FZY)
  • Optional:
    • treesitter (list treesitter symbols, object analysis)
    • lsp-signature (better signature help)

The plugin can be loaded lazily (packer opt = true ), And it will check if optional plugins existence and load those plugins only if they existed.

The terminal will need to be able to output nerdfont and emoji correctly. I am using Kitty with nerdfont (Victor Mono).

Integrate with mason (williamboman/mason.nvim)

If you are using mason and would like to use the lsp servers installed by mason. Please set

mason = true -- mason user

In the config. Also please setup the lsp server from installer setup with server:setup{opts}

for mason

        config = function()

        requires = {
          { "ray-x/guihua.lua", run = "cd lua/fzy && make" },
          { "neovim/nvim-lspconfig" },
          { "nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter" },
        config = function()
            mason = true,

Another way to setup mason is disable navigator lsp setup and using mason setup handlers, pylsp for example

        config = function()
            ["pylsp"] = function()
                on_attach = function(client, bufnr)
                  require("navigator.lspclient.mapping").setup({ client = client, bufnr = bufnr }) -- setup navigator keymaps here,

        requires = {
          { "ray-x/guihua.lua", run = "cd lua/fzy && make" },
          { "nvim-lspconfig" },
          { "nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter" },
        config = function()
            mason = true,
            lsp = { disable_lsp = { "pylsp" } },  -- disable pylsp setup from navigator

Alternatively, Navigator can be used to startup the server installed by mason. as it will override the navigator setup

To start LSP installed by mason, please use following setups

  -- mason = false -- default value is false
  lsp = {
    tsserver = { cmd = {'your tsserver installed by mason'} }
    -- e.g. tsserver = { cmd = {'/home/username/.local/share/nvim/mason/packages/typescript-language-server/node_modules/typescript/bin/tsserver'} }


example cmd setup (mac) for pyright :

  -- mason = false -- default value is false

  lsp = {
    tsserver = {
      cmd = { "/Users/username/.local/share/nvim/lsp_servers/python/node_modules/.bin/pyright-langserver", "--stdio" }
      -- or mason: cmd = { "/Users/username/.local/share/nvim/mason/packages/pyright/node_modules/pyright/index.js", "--stdio"}

Integration with other lsp plugins (e.g. rust-tools, go.nvim, clangd extension)

There are lots of plugins provides lsp support

  • go.nvim allow you either hook gopls from go.nvim or from navigator and it can export the lsp setup from go.nvim.

  • rust-tools and clangd allow you to setup on_attach from config server

  • neodev Dev setup for lua development. Navigator help you setup neodev

    • setup with neodev
use  {"folke/neodev.nvim",
  ft = 'lua',
  config =  function()

use {"ray-x/navigator.lua",
  • Here is an example to setup rust with rust-tools
  server = {
    on_attach = function(client, bufnr)
      require('navigator.lspclient.mapping').setup({client=client, bufnr=bufnr}) -- setup navigator keymaps here,

      -- otherwise, you can define your own commands to call navigator functions

require("clangd_extensions").setup {
  server = {
    on_attach = function(client, bufnr)
      require('navigator.lspclient.mapping').setup({client=client, bufnr=bufnr}) -- setup navigator keymaps here,
      -- otherwise, you can define your own commands to call navigator functions


Please refer to lua/navigator/lspclient/mapping.lua on key mappings. Should be able to work out-of-box.

  • Use <c-e> or :q! to kill the floating window
  • <up/down> (or <c-n>, <c-p>) to move
  • <c-o> or <CR> to open location or apply code actions. Note: <CR> might be bound in insert mode by other plugins


In navigator.lua there is a default configuration. You can override the values by passing your own values


-- The attach will be call at end of navigator on_attach()
require'navigator'.setup({on_attach = function(client, bufnr) require 'illuminate'.on_attach(client)})


I am using:

  • LspReferenceRead, LspReferenceText and LspReferenceWrite are used for autocmd CursorHold <buffer> lua vim.lsp.buf.document_highlight() That is where you saw the current symbol been highlighted.

  • GuihuaListDark and GuihuaTextViewDark is used for floating listvew and TextView. They are be based on current background (Normal) and PmenuSel

  • In future, I will use NormalFloat for floating view. But ATM, most of colorscheme does not define NormalFloat

You can override the above highlight to fit your current colorscheme


command function
LspToggleFmt toggle lsp auto format
LspKeymaps show LSP related keymaps
Nctags {args} show ctags symbols, args: -g regen ctags
LspRestart reload lsp
LspToggleFmt toggle lsp format
LspSymbols document symbol in side panel
LspAndDiag document symbol and diagnostics in side panel
NRefPanel show symbol reference in side panel
TSymbols treesitter symbol in side panel
TsAndDiag treesitter symbol and diagnostics in side panel
Calltree {args} lsp call hierarchy call tree, args: -i (incoming default), -o (outgoing)


colorscheme: aurora


Pls check the first part of README

Definition preview

Using treesitter and LSP to view the symbol definition


Sidebar, folding, outline

Treesitter outline and Diagnostics image image

The side panel is vim buffer. You can toggle folds with za/zo/zc

Calltree (Expandable LSP call hierarchy) image

GUI and multigrid support

You can load a different font size for floating win


Document Symbol and navigate through the list

doc_symbol_and_navigate The key binding to navigate in the list.

  • up and down key
  • <Ctrl-f/b> for page up and down
  • number key 1~9 go to the ith item.
  • If there are loads of results, would be good to use fzy search prompt to filter out the result you are interested.

Workspace Symbol

workspace symbol

highlight document symbol and jump between reference


Current symbol highlight and jump backward/forward between symbols

Document highlight provided by LSP. Jump between symbols with treesitter (with ]r and [r) doc jump


Visual studio code style show errors minimap in scroll bar area (Check setup for diagnostic_scrollbar_sign)


Diagnostic in single bufer


Show diagnostic in all buffers

diagnostic multi files

Edit in preview window

You can in place edit your code in floating window

(Note: This feature only available in find reference and find diagnostic, You can not add/remove lines in floating window)



Fzy search in reference


Code actions

code actions

Symbol rename

Fill struct with gopls

code actions fill struct

Code preview with highlight


Treesitter symbol

Treetsitter symbols in all buffers treesitter

Call hierarchy (incoming/outgoing calls)


Light bulb if codeAction available



Codelens for gopls/golang. Garbage collection analyse:


Codelens for C++/ccls. Symbol reference


Predefined LSP symbol nerdfont/emoji


Enhanced Folding Inspired by VS Code Using Treesitter

This feature introduces an advanced folding mechanism based on a customized variant of the treesitter folding algorithm (enabled with the ts_fold option).

function folding

The end delimiter of a function is recognized as a distinct


comments folding

Multiline comments are recognized as distinct blocks and can be collapsed seamlessly, simplifying navigation through extensive comments.


Condition (if) block folding with syntax highlight

syntax highlight require treesitter and neovim 0.10 +


Function folding with syntax highlight


Signature help

Improved signature help with current parameter highlighted



Debugging the plugin

One simple way to gather debug info and understand what is wrong is to output the debug logs

  debug = false, -- log output, set to true and log path: ~/.local/share/nvim/gh.log
-- a example of adding logs in the plugin

local log = require"navigator.util".log

local definition_hdlr = util.mk_handler(function(err, locations, ctx, _)
  -- output your log
  log('[definition] log for locations', locations, "and ctx", ctx)
  if err ~= nil then

Break changes and known issues

known issues I am working on

API and extensions

The plugin built on top of guihua, you can extend the plugin based on your requirements. e.g. A side panel of lsp symbols and lsp diagnostics:

local function treesitter_and_diag_panel()
  local Panel = require('guihua.panel')

  local diag = require('navigator.diagnostics')
  local ft =
  local results = diag.diagnostic_list[ft]
  log(diag.diagnostic_list, ft)

  local bufnr = api.nvim_get_current_buf()
  local p = Panel:new({
    header = 'treesitter',
    render = function(b)
      log('render for ', bufnr, b)
      return require('navigator.treesitter').all_ts_nodes(b)
    header = 'diagnostic',
    render = function(buf)
      log(buf, diagnostic)
      if diag.diagnostic_list[ft] ~= nil then
        local display_items = {}
        for _, client_items in pairs(results) do
          for _, items in pairs(client_items) do
            for _, it in pairs(items) do
              table.insert(display_items, it)
        return display_items
        return {}


  • The project is in the early phase, bugs expected, PRs and suggestions are welcome
  • Async (some of the requests is slow on large codebases and might be good to use co-rountine)
  • More clients. I use go, python, js/ts, java, c/cpp, lua most of the time. Did not test other languages (e.g dart, swift etc)
  • Configuration options

Errors and Bug Reporting

  • Please double check your setup and check if minimum setup works or not
  • It should works for 0.6.1, neovim 0.8.x preferred.
  • Check console output
  • Check LspInfo and treesitter status with checkhealth
  • Turn on log and attach the log to your issue if possible you can remove any personal/company info in the log
  • Submit Issue with minium init.lua. Please check playground/init.lua as a vimrc template. Also check this repo navigator bug report on how to report bug with minimum setup.