You use bookmarks in LyX. Tell me about it

Jean-Marc Lasgouttes lasgouttes at
Mon Apr 5 15:54:00 UTC 2021

Dear LyX users,

I recently tried to fix ticket #2496 for 2.4.0.

However, several problems occurred:
1/ displaying bookmark numbers inline does not please everybody (see 

2/ displaying them in the margin is not entirely satisfying either 
(other attachment); note that the code for this case is not perfect yet 
(e.g. the margin is not large enough).

3/ making bookmarks visible made me aware that the bookmarks 
functionality is really broken. I fixed a few things, but a lot remains 
to be done.

This makes me wonder: are there users of this bookmarks thing out there? 
What is your use case? Do you keep bookmarks between sessions, or is it 
just to get back and forth in a document at a given moment?

Finally, do you think that making bookmarks visible is useful? For me, 
the main use now is to debug the functionality.

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