[OS X Emacs] tab question

Nathaniel Cunningham nathaniel.cunningham at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 15:26:30 EDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Kris Maynard <dasratsel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> So, by default, when working with multiple tabs, when you click on the
> buffer name on the lower left corner of the window, it will show that buffer
> in a new tab.

Clicking on the buffer name in the status line/mode line just cycles through
open buffers -- the tooltip when you hold the mouse there says "mouse-1:
previous buffer, mouse-3: next buffer".  (Tabs appear only when there are at
least two tabs to show, so cycling to a second buffer may make the tab bar

Is there a way to switch buffers in the current tab?
>From the Aquamacs manual:
A tab is a GUI handle for a particular buffer... Tabs in Aquamacs do not act
like containers - one can't open a file in an existing tab. (This is in
contrast to tab implementation in a number of popular internet browsers.)
Rather, tabs provide a convenient way to navigate existing buffers.

You can, however, use the Window menu, Switch to Buffer in the context menu,
or M-x switch-to-buffer to switch to a new buffer in the same window, which
will then get its own new tab (unless it already has one there).

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