Occasionally the minibuffer acts somewhat like a "regular" buffer. By that I mean that when I type
C-x o my cursor jumps to that buffer and then waits for me to type something.
But I can't write anything to it. For example, when I type
n a new frame is opened.
The label for this buffer seems to be
*Minibuf-0* - it is a minibuffer.
(Messages are still printed OK to the echo area, which is in the same location as the minibuffer.)
What I would like to do is "reset" the minibuffer so that it acts normally. I tried killing that buffer with
C-x k but that doesn't change anything. The only thing that seems to fix it is a reboot of Emacs.
Is there a way to "reset" the minibuffer?