Emacs: Split Windows

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Emacs Split Window Commands:

emacs split windows basics 2015
emacs split windows.

Note, emacs terminology of window/frame is reversed from modern meaning.

Adjust Split Pane Size

You can adjust the split pane size by mouse dragging the mode line (status bar). For windows split left/right, drag the split position on the horizontal mode line.

Or, you can use keys. Here's the commands:

Most of these commands also take a argument. Alt+x universal-argumentCtrl+u】 first then type a number, then, call the command that adjust window size.

If you use these commands often, you probably want to give them a easy key such as F8, so you can hold it to enlarge/shrink window size. [see Emacs: How to Define Keys]

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