Questions tagged [window-splitting]

is for splitting an Emacs window into two. Multiple windows can display different buffers, or different parts of one buffer. Emacs has several default key bindings for splitting windows.

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`(setq max-mini-window-height 1)` splits windows randomly

I have observed that using (setq max-mini-window-height 1) splits windows randomly. I was wondering what may be the main cause of this? On the example file, when the cursor comes to beginning of less ...
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Create term horizontal split that is 20% size keybinding

I'd like a keybinding that can create a term buffer in a 25 percent split. What I mean by that is, with a specific keybinding like SPC t c, I'd like to open up a terminal in a split.
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In EXWM `split-window-right` followed by immediate `windmove-right` swaps order of buffers

I have a function (defun bad-fn () (interactive) (split-window-right) (windmove-right) ) If I go to a frame with just one window visiting EXWM buffer A (and buffer B is next), and call split-...
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How prevent `display-buffer` from opening a specific buffer in a new window if and only if it is shown in another frame

I want the *compilation* buffer to not pop up in my main frame when I have it in another frame already open. However if the buffer is not shown anywhere, I do want it to pop up in a new window of the ...
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Force one window when opening multiple files

Any time I open multiple files I'd like emacs to only show me one buffer. I do not want any split windows. This would save me a keystroke every time. I learned I could do away with the buffer list ...
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How could “C-x 4 b ”which pop-up-window but display to the right?

In emacs -Q, I strike C-x 4 b which invoke (switch-to-buffer-other-window) and display the other window vertically as I reference it's source code (defun switch-to-buffer-other-window (buffer-or-...
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Force new window to open to the left or right

I have two frames open with the following window splits: Frame 1 Frame 2 |---+---+ |------| |a |b | |d | | | | | | |---+---+ | | |c | | | |---+---+ |------| Say that ...
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Why set-window-dedicated-p doesn't work with certain buffers?

I use emacs for latex, with pdf-tools. My layout is always a window with PDFView buffer on the right, any other buffer on the left. I always want the right window that cannot be touched by ...
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How do I split a side window?

I am using the org-roam package, which, while great, uses up the entire side window of my main emacs frame. I would like to use some of that side window to display something else, ideally an eaf ...
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Open file from dired in the same window — using the mouse

How do you configure emacs to open a file in the current window -- using the mouse -- when it is selected from a dired buffer? That is, when I open a directory and then select a file with the mouse ...
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Adapt a function to work when windows are split only vertically

As @drew asked me to do here I'm asking one question per problem I'm trying to enable/disable visual-fill-column when there is one window/multiple windows. (defun my-visual-fill-one-window () (...
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Split windows horizontally not working when global-visual-fill-column is enabled

As @drew asked me to do here I'm asking one question per problem I'm trying to enable/disable visual-fill-column when there is one window/multiple windows. (defun my-visual-fill-one-window () (...
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Algorithm on deciding splitting vertically or horizontally

When I do M-x compile, emacs will split my window to launch compilation and show its logs in a new window. As I understand, it has some algorithm to decide how to split the window. So, when I have ...
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Choose where org-agenda-tree-to-indirect-buffer window opens

If I have an org file open: +----------------------------------------+ | | | | | ...
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How to show all split window titles in the X11 window title?

If I split an Emacs frame (one X11 window) into multiple Emacs windows (with C-x 2 and C-x 3) and open different Emacs buffers in different Emacs windows, Emacs frame title (X11 window title) displays ...
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Neotree window permanently resizes other windows

I usually have my emacs frame something like this: | | | | <window 1> | <window 2> | | | | When I open neotree, it then looks like this (...
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Open org-mode links to info in different window?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to open links to info pages (Emacs manual) from org-mode without changing the current buffer to that info page? The reason I would like to do this is because I ...
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How to control the way windows are opened by “next-error” and “previous-error”?

The context In the gif shown below, I demostrate that the way next-error show the current error in a new window depends on the size of the font. When using the font Fira Code 20, a single window is ...
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Control window splitting while opening on files with helm

I am trying to be able to control where a new window should go, when I use helm-find-files. I am aware of split-height-threshold and split-width-threshold, and it works if I set them to behave ...
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Prevent screen splitting by julia-repl

I want to prevent julia-repl from splitting my screen, which seems like a common request given the numbers of questions I have found relating to this. Drawing on advice found here and here, I came up ...
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Why is file buffer replaced by scratch buffer on startup?

When I open an R file in ESS-mode, I'd like emacs to setup my panes in a certain format. To this end, I've added the following to my init.el. (add-hook 'ess-mode-hook (lambda() (...
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Patching together emacs buffers and shells outside of emacs

I'd like to use emacs as a replacement for my current IDE when using R. I like to divide my workspace into three panes: Text editor R console zsh Previously, I had used tmux to achieve this by ...
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How to open new window below _all_ other windows?

Suppose my Emacs frame looks like this: .-------------. |a |b | | | | | | | | |------| | |c | | | | | | | '-------------' Is is possible ...
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Split window on specific buffer

I am new to Emacs but I'm working hard to catch up :) I try to get Emacs splits a window (with C-x 3 for example) not on the same buffer (default behaviour) but on a specific *dashboard* buffer. I've ...
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How can I create a frame and open two files split vertically in it?

I am trying to write an Elisp function that will create a new frame and in that new frame open two files split vertically. I have been unable to find anything about this in the Elisp manual, node ...
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How can I split a window so that the cursor ends up in the right / lower window?

The functions I have found for splitting windows are (split-window-right) and (split-window-below). When these are evaluated the cursor ends up in the right window in the case of (split-window-right)...
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Prefer side-by-side splits over top-bottom splits even when calling `calendar`

From what I understand, Emacs splits windows by first trying a horizontal split and then a vertical split. I'm fine with that behavior, except when in fullscreen mode. I've tried several of the ...
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How to move windows?

How can I move a window from being a horizontal split down below all other windows to being a vertical split panel on the left? I don't want to move buffer contents - I want to move the actual window.
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Pressing escape twice removes all split in pdf-tools

So I use pdf-tools to view pdf inside of emacs. I am also an Evil user and I mapped Caplock to Esc key so it's easier to switch between the modes. If I have a vertical split arrangement, like this: ...
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Split Emacs Screen Three Ways

In my .emacs file I have (split-window-right). This has been working fine so far, but now I'm finding it would be easier if my workspace looked like: where each box is a separate window. So really I ...
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Get org-agenda toggle all agenda and todo below frame (similar to ivy list buffer)

I have this function: (defun org-agenda-show-agenda-and-todo (&optional arg) (interactive "p") (org-agenda arg "n")) When calls, it will toggle a window with all of my current agenda ...
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How can I get a sensible split-window policy?

Emacs is constantly making new windows and it's been ruining my day lately. How can I tell emacs to use the following policy when creating windows? Prefer vertical splits Stop doing vertical splits ...
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Function to toggle 'list-bookmark' in the style of Neotree or speedbar

I modified this function: #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp (defun toggle-bookmark-list () "Toggles between bookmark list and current buffer " (interactive) (if (string= (buffer-name) "*Bookmark ...
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Provide hint about which windows for a function to use?

I like follow-mode which I have recently discovered. But I would like to avoid completely losing my window setup within a frame. Is there a way to label a window as usable by a function?
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How to prevent the completion window from hogging up nearly whole frame (-3 lines)?

One or the other of the various Emacsen has been, at different times, my one and only editor on all *nix systems¹. I usually use one X window per buffer, so I can arrange windows side by side, or use ...
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How to display *help* buffers below one specific window?

I am (really) new in Emacs and ESS, and I am currently trying to customize my environment. The default settings of ESS[R] are convenient for me, since ESS[R] organizes the windows as follows: --------...
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Linked, Split screen scrolling for a single buffer?

I would like to be able to have a C-x 3 split to have two windows in a frame both windows view a single buffer window on left ends at line n window on right starts at line n +/- configurable offset ...
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Two windows split horizontally-> can't split vertically

emacs 26.1 I split windows-horizontally by split-window-horizontally Nice. Now I want to get smt like this: I try split-window-vertically , but I get this (not correct result):
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C-x 3 open a new buffer to the left of the current buffer

When strike C-x 3, a new window and buffer will open to the right of the current buffer. How could set it open to the left of the current?
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How to keep a high-level window configuration?

I use Emacs as a single maximized frame. The monitor is wide enough for two windows to sit together there, with a vertical split. I want this window configuration to be permanent, i.e.: I want it to ...
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How to force 'Ctrl-X, Ctrl-B' to always split vertically?

Once upon a time, Choose Window (invoked by C-x C-b) used to always split the window vertically. Starting from a certain Emacs version (I can't recall which one), that split is now either vertical or ...
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How to open two files in two frames on startup?

Here's what I'm trying to make happen: on startup, I want emacs to split vertically into two windows displaying two different files, with my to-do list on the left side of the screen and my notes on ...
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Open code snippet from org-mode with C-' in a vertical split instead of an horizontal one

In org-mode, I open a code snippet with C-' (org-edit-special) to edit it in a separate split. By default, it opens it in a horizontal split. Is there a way to open a code snippet from org-mode with ...
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how can I programatically transition between those 2 window layouts?

I am trying to implement this window transition a/ b/ --------- ------------- | 1 | 2 | | | 1 | 2 | --------- -> | 0 |-------| | 3 | 4 | | | 3 | 4 | --------- ...
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open buffers from sr-speedbar in previously active window instead of splitting window

I'm using sr-speedbar to manage a list of buffers. After M-x sr-speedbar-toggle, I switch to the speedbar window, press b to switch into Quick Buffer mode, and then press Enter to select a buffer. In ...
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Restore Spacemacs project windows layouts

Opening a project I would like the windows restored as I left them. E.g. tests.py on the left and a terminal /home/projectdir/>$ on the right: |-----------+-----------| | tests.py | >$_ |...
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Which hooks guarantee proper (re)displaying of windows after windows configuration is changed?

I'm writing a simple minor mode (for personal use) which dynamically sets fringes according to current window width. I added a dedicated function to those hooks: window-configuration-change-hook ...
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How to force new `shell` to appear in current window?

Whenever I run M-x shell, a buffer appears almost randomly somewhere - splitting current windows as it sees fit. I cannot work out the logic behind it. The docstring says: (shell &optional BUFFER)...
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Restoring windows with Desktop when running Emacs inside a terminal? [duplicate]

Maybe a silly question: I'm using desktop for saving Emacs' sessions. I've set (setq desktop-restore-frames t) (desktop-save-mode 0) So windows and frames state is supposed to be saved, and I'm ...
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elisp: create window layout with specific cycling order

I'd like to create a window layout like so: -----------|-------------- a | b -----------|-------------- d | c -----------|-------------- This is so that I can cycle from a ->...