I've multiple files opened in an Emacs client. Right now, to toggle between files, I've to click on the file name at the bar below in the editor. Any keyboard shortcuts for switching between files?


Ctrl+x bEnter will change between last two files.

To go to any buffer whose name starts with xy use Ctrl+bxyTABEnter

To list the buffers: Ctrl+xCtrl+b, use Ctrl+x1 to get rid of the split window.

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  • Anthon, something like Alt+Tab? – Harshal Kshatriya May 18 '13 at 6:51
  • Alt+Tab is handle by the window manager on my system to switch between program windows. The Ctrl is configurable, but I guess you (still) would have the default setup. – Anthon May 18 '13 at 6:54
  • @FireAndIce emacswiki.org/emacs/SwitchingBuffers – Ulrich Dangel May 18 '13 at 9:12
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    I use the bufferlist only when I lose track, search for a name. And close it with the Ctrl+x 1. You can switch between split windows with ``Ctrl+x o` – Anthon May 18 '13 at 15:03
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    Your welcome. Try to give back to the community if you can at some point, when you have useful answers. – Anthon May 19 '13 at 6:07

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