[Ilugc] Holy war
- From: rmathews@xxxxxxxxx (Roshan Mathews)
- Date: Mon Jan 14 11:12:52 2008
On Jan 14, 2008 9:36 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I like emacs - my only problem is finding files and switching between
files. Other editors have a nice file-list on the left hand side. If
emacs had this feature, I would use it
C-x C-b (list-buffers) will open a list of open buffers. You can use
'n' and 'p' to move up and down that list ... 'o' will show the chosen
buffer in the other window.
Or you can use speedbar (M-x speedbar) or dired (C-x d) if you want to
open lots of new files instead of switching between open files. The
dired key-chords are the same as the ones in list-buffers.
But then, the fastest way is to use "C-x b" and switch between buffers
you are working on. Or you could use "C-x 5 b" to open a new frame
(what you'd call a GUI window) and then "Alt-Tab" between them.
It does seem silly to avoid Emacs just because you can't switch
between open files. Emacs is meant to be used on many files, unlike
certain other vile editors. Use "emacsclient" to open new files from
the command line, so you won't have to go with another editor for
quick hacks on files.
If it all gets too heavy and you're feeling down, you can "M-x doctor"
to have a word with the resident psychotherapist ... hth. :)
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