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Re: buffer management in emacs

From: despen
Subject: Re: buffer management in emacs
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 23:00:42 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Rodgers <> writes:

> wrote:
>> Kevin Rodgers <> writes:
>>> wrote:
>>>> "Chris F.A. Johnson" <> writes:
>>>>> On 2010-04-18, .Martin. wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> 1. Is there any way of temporarily bookimaring buffers so that I can 
>>>>>> switch
>>>>>> between them more efficiently? Gnus itself has a good few buffers (of
>>>>>> which I only use the main one where groups are listed), then
>>>>>> when I open a few messages the buffers usually stay. I usually switch
>>>>>> between buffers by C-x and right/left arrows. I bet there's a much
>>>>>> better way of doing it.
>>>>>> I know of C-x b, but then I have to press TAB to list buffers and do
>>>>>> autocompletion. How do you switch between buffers?
>>>>>    I bind a key (print) to electric-buffer-list.
>>>> Agree completely, best way I know of to switch buffers.
>>>> Except that the key to use is F9.  :)
>>> Nah:
>>> (global-set-key "\C-x\C-b" 'electric-buffer-list) ; was list-buffers
>> I have that too, but one key is always better than 2.
> Not if you have to move your hands from the home row and look at the
> keyboard to type it (IMHO).

Control isn't on the home row.

Even using the left pinky on the control key,
the x and b keys aren't that easy to reach.

OTOH, F9 is usually pretty easy to find, without looking,
especially with the gap between the F8 and F9 keys.

Using the buffer list isn't really a full speed typing thing either,
at least not for me.

I can't just leave F9 sitting there doing nothing in Emacs.

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