Buffers manage the display of files and other information. Opening a file replaces the content in the current buffer.
Listing open buffers
SPC b b to select a buffer from a list of buffers
A helm pop-up window appears at the bottom listing all open buffers. The helm popup window also shows recently opened buffers.
Using the buffer menu,
SPC b b you can switch to any buffer currently open, especially useful for those buffers that are not currently being shown in a window.
You can also delete any of the currently open buffers when you no longer need them.
Buffer Transient State
SPC b . launches buffer transient state to manage buffers using single character keybindings.
With a single key you can cycle quickly through all open buffers, forward with
n or backwards with either
k to kill the current buffer.
Commonly used keybindings
||Enter buffer transient state|
||list open buffers|
||switch to home buffer|
||switch to home message|
||Show next buffer|
||Show previous buffer|
||Quit the buffer transient state|
Kill buffers using buffer menu
Use helm-mini menu when you have a large number of buffers to delete.
SPC b b to open the buffer helm-mini menu
C-k to navigate buffer names in the list of open buffers
C-SPC to mark a buffer for deletion
M-D deletes all the marked buffers.