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Is there a way to prevent emacs from folding the buffer menu?

Example, when I Control + 'right click' on a buffer I see a menu like this:

Buffer Menu
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JavaScript >
XQuery >
Custom >
Others >

Sometimes, I have to look in under 2 or 3 submenus to find the file I'm looking for. I'd like just to see a list of all files, even if there are many.

I've tried customizing buffer menu but I did not see the option.

  • Consider using a more advanced option such as M-x list-buffers or M-x ibuffer In addition, you can switch to buffers using tab-completion in the minibuffer which has an optional completions buffer to choose from various possibilities -- e.g., M-x switch-to-buffer or M-x switch-to-buffer-other-window. Speedbar also has a nice buffer menu option, but the frames drove me crazy so I invested a few hours to remove the frame creation garbage from that library. – lawlist Feb 14 '17 at 16:41
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    The built-in bs library also looks interesting: M-x bs-show. Alternatively, consider hacking mouse-buffer-menu to do whatever you want -- e.g., do not organize the buffers by groups. Type M-x find-function RET mouse-buffer-menu RET to see what makes it tick -- it should be fairly easy to comment out the buffer grouping. – lawlist Feb 14 '17 at 18:40
  • did you try control + "left click"? I have to add that in some versions and sometimes this menu shows properly to me... It's still a complete mystery to me how that menu is handled... I would really like to see an answer to your question! I would benefit from it myself too! – Andrea Borga Jun 5 '17 at 4:05

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