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Re: Windows splitting: prefer only 2 windows horizontal spliting.

From: Perry Smith
Subject: Re: Windows splitting: prefer only 2 windows horizontal spliting.
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 17:07:39 -0600

On Feb 20, 2011, at 2:52 PM, Oleksandr Gavenko (aka gavenkoa) wrote:

> How prefer horizontal splitting I know:
> (when window-system
>  ;; Prefer horizontal windows splitting.
>  (setq split-height-threshold 0)
>  (setq split-width-threshold nil)
>  )
> But how stop Emacs from splitting when already 2 windows?
> So reuse existing window.
> For example I edit file (1 window) then M-x compile (2 windows)
> then C-x ` (2 windows, *Compilation* and source with error) -
> no other window appear.
> Emacs 23.1/22.3/21.4 work in such way on Debian, but new Emacs 23.2.1
> work different.
> For example: open file, C-x v l (new window show log),
> d (new window show diff, there are 3 windows now),
> M-x man printf RET (new window show man, there 4 windows now).
> So how force Emacs display no more that 2 windows at same time?

This is not exactly what you were asking for.  I wanted to get emacs to 
do what it was doing before.  I followed the instructions but found
that it kept creating smaller and smaller windows.  So, now I leave
split-height-threshold alone and do this (this is inside my
.emacs.d/init.el file.

'(split-width-threshold 1600)

which basically says "don't split windows vertically".
Setting it to nil didn't have the effect I was looking for.


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