11. Emacs Buffer Navigation

To move around buffers (or files you're visiting) use the following commands:

Switch buffers

C-x b - switch buffer
C-x right arrow - right-cycle through buffer
C-x left arrow - left-cycle through buffer

Close the buffer

C-x k

Split the current buffer

C-x 2

This allows you see multiple buffers on one screen. To move between these buffers use: C-x o

Set a single buffer as the current screen

C-x 1

If you ever used a terminal multiplexer like screen and tmux, the buffer commands will feel very familiar.


Play around with buffers.


How do you kill a buffer?