From time to time I like to pop open a new frame (GUI window) with cmd + n which gives me a new frame. However if I create a new frame and I have an existing frame with 2 splits the new frame also is open with the same 2 splits with the same buffers. I'd like this new frame to open with a single split by default, is this possible?

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    I have no idea what command you use to pop open a frame, but is C-x 5 2 what you're looking for?
    – T. Verron
    Jun 23, 2017 at 17:56
  • The question is not very clear. By "2 splits" do you mean 3 windows in the frame, and by "single split" you mean 2 windows?
    – Drew
    Jun 23, 2017 at 20:28
  • as @T.Verron notes C-x 5 2 (make-frame-command), opens a new frame with no window splits out of the box.
    – Dan
    Jun 23, 2017 at 20:49
  • C-x 5 2 (make-frame-command) is exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
    – plhw
    Jun 26, 2017 at 16:58

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In the comments the Dan and T. Verron answered my question and shared C-x 5 2 with me which is exactly what I was looking for.

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