Emacs: Full-Screen vs Multiple Window
Some emacs users like to have one single emacs window that max the screen. While others, never go full-screen.
Full-screen users need good control of splitting windows. That is, keep the split pane geometry configuration. Here's some tips for full-screen users: Emacs: Save Split Windows Configuration.
I prefer smaller window, usually 2 of them, one on each side of screen.
Multiple-windows has the advantage that it's more dynamic, free form. No worry about preserving your split panes. Split/unsplit anytime as needed, or maximize/restore current window, or create new window or close it. But mostly, you can view browser window side-by-side with emacs.
The following are useful commands:
|New Window||【Ctrl+x 5 2】||【Ctrl+Shift+n】|
|Close Window||【Ctrl+x 5 0】||【Alt+F4】|
|Cycle Windows||【Ctrl+x 5 o】||【Alt+`】|
|Cycle pane||【Ctrl+x o】||【Alt+s】|
|New buffer||【Ctrl+x b new_name Enter】||【Ctrl+n】|
|Close buffer||【Ctrl+x k Enter】||【Ctrl+w】|
Your operating system have keys for manipulating windows, such as maximize, switch to prev/next window, close.
For mouse, i highly recommend:
Emacs: Effective Windows Management
Or Buy Xah Emacs Tutorial
Or buy a nice keyboard: Best Keyboard for Emacs
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