16.2 Splitting Windows
Split the selected window into two windows, one above the other
Split the selected window into two windows positioned side by side
Save the current window configuration in register REG (a letter).
Restore (make current) the window configuration in register REG (a
letter). Use with a register previously set with `C-x 6'.
The command `C-x 2' (`split-window-vertically') breaks the selected
window into two windows, one above the other. Both windows start out
displaying the same buffer, with the same value of point. By default
each of the two windows gets half the height of the window that was
split. A numeric argument specifies how many lines to give to the top
`C-x 3' (`split-window-horizontally') breaks the selected window
into two side-by-side windows. A numeric argument specifies how many
columns to give the one on the left. A line of vertical bars separates
the two windows. Windows that are not the full width of the frame have
truncated mode lines which do not always appear in inverse video,
because Emacs display routines cannot display a region of inverse video
that is only part of a line on the screen.
When a window is less than the full width, many text lines are too
long to fit. Continuing all those lines might be confusing. Set the
variable `truncate-partial-width-windows' to non-`nil' to force
truncation in all windows less than the full width of the frame,
independent of the buffer and its value for `truncate-lines'. Note:
Horizontal scrolling is often used in side-by-side windows. Note:
You can resize a window and store that configuration in a register by
supplying a REGISTER argument to `window-configuration-to-register'
(`C-x 6'). To return to the window configuration established with
`window-configuration-to-register', use `jump-to-register' (`C-x j').
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