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?

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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.

  • Anthon, something like Alt+Tab? May 18, 2013 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, 2013 at 6:54
  • @FireAndIce emacswiki.org/emacs/SwitchingBuffers May 18, 2013 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, 2013 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, 2013 at 6:07

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