I am a college student and am just back from my internship.

There, I extensively used emacs and I had never used Emacs before. So I am not sure which version of emacs it was.

There was this cheat I don't remember (C-x ???), which would show a list of all the buffers in the minibuffer. Kind of like:


Out of all one would be highlighted, to which one could jump by hitting return.

And to go through over buffers I used C-n.

Now when I installed emacs23 in my system, I can't find the said cheat. Moreover, I went Google-Searching for the same thing. But, nothing relevant showed up (except C-x b and C-x C-b).

Note: It was not the conventional buffer list produced by C-x C-b. Nor, was it the switch-to option of C-x b.

Can you help me with recalling the cheat?

Thank You.


I believe you are asking about iswitchb. Try

M-x iswitchb-mode
M-x iswitchb-buffer

If I'm right then just put (iswitchb-mode 1) in .emacs.

You will notice that this mode changes key definition, for example C-x b to (iswitchb-buffer).

You can read more here: http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/IswitchBuffers

  • That's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much. – HindK Aug 16 '14 at 17:09

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