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I am using Spacemacs and after using the splitting windows feature, either by splitting horizontally or vertically, Spacemacs always try to balance the split windows.

For example, when pressing C-x 3 twice, I expect something like this:

++++++++++++++++
|      |   |   |
|      |   |   | 
++++++++++++++++

But Spacemacs always produces this:

++++++++++++++++
|    |    |    |
|    |    |    |
++++++++++++++++

Do you know how to disable Spacemacs from doing so?

Thank you very much!

2 Answers 2

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Spacemacs sets window-combination-resize to t, which causes Emacs to split windows evenly. You need to add this to user-config:

(setq window-combination-resize nil)
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  • Thank so much for your answer! This is exactly what I am looking for.
    – Trung Ta
    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:10
  • interestingly, this is the default value in vanilla emacs. That explains why I never had this issue in emacs. Oct 8, 2016 at 5:41
  • If I eval the code manually it works, but not if I put it in my configuration. Any idea why?
    – Nisba
    Nov 1, 2018 at 10:51
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The golden-ratio package does what you want.

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  • Thanks for the suggestion but golden-ratio always shrinks other inactive windows. Is there any other solution instead of using golden-ratio?
    – Trung Ta
    Oct 7, 2016 at 16:41
  • Have you tried adjusting the width of the windows in golden-ratio ? I'm not sure how(i dont use golden-ratio anymore), but there is a way to adjust so that it splits the windows to a certain ratio other than default. Check their github page for more info Oct 7, 2016 at 17:10
  • Thanks for your clue. It's good to know about the option of golden-ratio
    – Trung Ta
    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:10

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