A Vim motion I’ve really been loving lately is
``, which returns you to the previous jump position. It references the previous jump, so using it twice in a row will toggle you back and forth between two locations.
I use this a lot after jumping to the next occurance of a word with
*, and then changing that word in some way so I can’t return with
*. If you’re using normal mode most of the time, this command can help you walk back through your thought process.
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