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created February 5, 2013 · complexity basic · version 7.0

If you ever become bored using :b[N]<CR> to switch to the N-th buffer, try this [N]C-^ in normal mode.

Pressing Ctrl-^ with no count switches to the previous buffer. If count N is provided, it switches to buffer N. For example, instead of using :b1<CR> to switch to the first buffer, press 1 then Ctrl-^.