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Is it possible to tell ibuffer to visit selected buffer in the same window where ibuffer was shown? In my case it always tries to visit buffer in the other window if there are several windows available.

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With standard configuration the Keys Enter, e and f are calling ibuffer-visit-buffer which opens the buffer in the same window. The key o runs ibuffer-visit-buffer-other-window which opens the buffer in other window.
You can verify this by starting emacs with emacs -Q.

If this does not work with your emacs configuration, then you should check your configuration file.

  • You could check this with: M-x customize-group RET ibuffer and then have a look at the Option: Ibuffer Use Other Window it should be set to nil.
  • Or search in your configuration file for ibuffer-use-other-window the value of this variable should be set to nil.
  • Thank you, found the root of the cause: it was "window purpose" package that done this silently. I'm actually quite disappointed with because of its invasive and silent behavior... – dilettant Jul 21 '17 at 12:27

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