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When I hit C-x k, a Helm buffer opens listing buffers that can be killed, and the mini-buffer at the bottom asks me to specify a buffer to be killed (a default is provided, in this case *GNU Emacs*).

Helm kill-buffer

Suppose I now mark one of the items in the kill-buffer, say *GNU Emacs*, by hitting C-<space> while standing on the corresponding line, and then move the highlight to a different line, say to *scratch*.

Helm one like marked

If I now hit <return>, what's supposed to happen? As I understand it, the file that was marked, namely *GNU Emacs*, should be deleted, and that is all. What actually happens is that the highlighted file, namely *scratch*, gets deleted, and the other two remain in tact, as shown by executing C-x C-b.

Open buffers

Why does Helm behave this way? And, by the way, why does the helm-mode-kill buffer remain open, as seen in the last screenshot?

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kill-buffer kills one buffer at a time, helm-mode doesn't change it.

You can try helm-buffers-list or helm-mini instead, they allow you to open/kill/create/search/etc buffers easily.

  • Thanks. And do you know why the helm-mode-kill buffer remains open after the action has completed? – Evan Aad Jun 2 '17 at 21:02

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