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If I open 2 files by command line:

emacs file1 file2

in Emacs 25.3.2, file2 is opened in the upper window and file1 in the lower.

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This didn't happen in previous versions of Emacs that had the correct (in my opinion) behaviour (file1 was open in the upper window and file2 in the lower).

Can I restore the old behaviour?

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Add the following to you init.el file.

;; 15-Oct-20  wr  open first file in left window
(defun my-startup-layout ()
  (let ((buffers (mapcar 'window-buffer (window-list))))
    (when (= 2 (length buffers))
      (delete-other-windows)
      (set-window-buffer (split-window-horizontally) (cadr buffers))))
)

(add-hook 'emacs-startup-hook 'my-startup-layout)
(add-hook 'emacs-startup-hook 'next-multiframe-window)
;; end of customization to open first file on left

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