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I have ido-use-virtual-buffers set to t, so when I M-x ido-switch-buffer, I initially see a list of files with the most recent files at the top.

However, as soon as I type anything to filter the list of matching buffers, the view switches to a different sort order.

Is there a way to retain the sorting by recentness even when the list is filtered in this way?

  • Is ido-buffer-disable-smart-matches what you're looking for? – mutbuerger Oct 14 '16 at 20:17
  • @mutbuerger no: for example when I have three files log, cron showing up on M-x ido-switch-buffer, and another buffer open named orm.py, if I type 'o' I'm hoping to see log and cron still visible and in the same order (because the filtered list is still in order of last used timestamp). Instead, I might see orm.py show up and log and cron not visible any more (regardless of the value of that variable). – Croad Langshan Dec 20 '16 at 18:38

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