In org-mode is there a way to view two areas of the same file in two frames/windows side by side such that folding and unfolding in the left frame/window is NOT reflected in the right frame/window?


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You could use indirect buffers. M-x clone-indirect-buffer will give you a new indirect buffer next to your main buffer. You can find more info here https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Indirect-Buffers.html

  • Any way to create a new indirect buffer as a vertical split?
    – Will M
    Sep 6, 2017 at 2:31
  • I don't know how to do it directly but I usually do something like this. Create the indirect buffer; Close that window (C-x 1); Start a vertical split with (C-x 3); Change buffer in that window to the indirect buffer with (C-x b).
    – funny
    Sep 6, 2017 at 4:56

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