M-x bs-show pops up a buffer list similar to the one normally
displayed by C-x C-b, but whose display you can customize in a
more flexible fashion. For example, you can specify the list of
buffer attributes to show, the minimum and maximum width of buffer
name column, a regexp for names of buffers that will never be shown
and those which will always be shown, etc. If you prefer
this to the usual buffer list, you can bind this command to C-x
C-b. To customize this buffer list, use the
bs Custom group
(see Easy Customization), or invoke bs-customize.
MSB global minor mode (“MSB” stands for “mouse select buffer”)
provides a different and customizable mouse buffer menu which you may
prefer. It replaces the
mouse-buffer-menu commands, normally
bound to C-Down-mouse-1 and C-<F10>, with its own
commands, and also modifies the menu-bar buffer menu. You can
customize the menu in the
msb Custom group.
IBuffer is a major mode for viewing a list of buffers and operating on them in a way analogous to that of Dired (see Dired), including filtering, marking, sorting in various ways, and acting on buffers.