8.7 Getting started with the editor
Ctrl-X Ctrl-Fjust creates extra buffers.
Because the editor can only display one buffer at a time, you can use either menu commands or keyboard commands to swap between buffers.
Each item in the History > Items submenu is an open buffer. To swap to a given buffer, choose it from the menu, and it is displayed in the editor window.
Alternatively, choose View > Buffers to swap to the buffers view; see Section 8.2 on page 87 for details.
To use the keyboard, type
Ctrl-X B. You are prompted for the name of the buffer you wish to display. The last buffer you displayed is chosen by default, and is listed in the echo podium in brackets, as shown below.
Select Buffer: (test.lisp):To swap to the buffer shown in brackets, just press Return. To swap to another buffer, type in the name of that buffer.
To close the buffer that is currently displayed, choose File > Close, or press
Ctrl-X K, you can close any buffer, not just the current one. Type a buffer name in the echo area, or press Return to close the current buffer.
To save all the buffers in the editor, choose File > Save All. A dialog appears which lists each modified buffer. By default, each buffer is selected, indicating that it is to be saved. If there are any buffers that you do not want to save, deselect them by clicking on them. The dialog has four buttons, as follows:
Sometimes you may find that being able to display only one buffer in the window simply does not give you enough flexibility. For instance, you may have several buffers open, and you may want to look at two different buffers at once. Or you may have a very large buffer, and want to look at the beginning and end of it at the same time.
You can do any of these by creating a new editor window. Choose Works > Clone or press
Ctrl-X 2. This creates a copy of your original editor. The new editor displays the same buffer as the original one.
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