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Re: Feeling lost without tabs


From: Kevin Le Gouguec
Subject: Re: Feeling lost without tabs
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:20:59 +0200 (CEST)

Had a similar experience. Searching for some way to manage my buffers taught me 
about Ibuffer:

http://emacs-fu.blogspot.fr/2010/02/dealing-with-many-buffers-ibuffer.html
http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/IbufferMode

It basically creates a list of all your open "tabs", and you can teach it to 
sort stuff in meaningful categories.

- comes with Emacs since version 22
- "teaching it" simply means adding a line like ("Category Name" (filename . 
"dir/to/category/")) to your config file. Filters can be based on file path, 
editing mode, file size...
- I made C-x C-b open Ibuffer rather than buffer-menu. I don't find the two key 
strokes too taxing (tell Left Pinky to go sleep on Control, get Left Index and 
Right Index to hit X and B roughly at the same time, there, done. Touch typists 
will probably tell me I should use Left Middle or Left Ring to reach X)
- the screen space is replaced by the first buffer I choose to open. 
Admittedly, the tabs bar on Notepad++ is always present; I got used to its 
absence, but I think I saw others suggesting ways to get something that stays 
"always on"




----- Original Message -----
From: "Sampath Weerasinghe" <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 3:47:47 AM
Subject: Feeling lost without tabs

Hi,

I'm slowly migrating from notepad++ to emacs.

I feel a bit lost because emacs doesn't show
tabs. I work on multiple projects, I get distracted by various things,
but when I come back to the seat it is the tabs that
remind me which project I was last working on.

I know C-x C-b pops it up, but involves multiple keys and it also
takes a a lot of screen real estate.

I'm wondering how others overcame this.

-Sam



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