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Re: How do I display pdfs to the right and not below the current window?


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: How do I display pdfs to the right and not below the current window?
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2016 02:37:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:


> (add-to-list 'display-buffer-alist '("\\.pdf$" . 
> (display-buffer-pop-up-window-split-horizontally)))
> (defun display-buffer-pop-up-window-split-horizontally (buffer alist)
>   "Call `display-buffer-pop-up-window', setting
> `split-height-threshold' and `split-width-threshold' so that
> the split is always horizontal."
>   (let ((split-height-threshold nil)
>       (split-width-threshold 0))
>     (display-buffer-pop-up-window buffer alist)))
>
> And here are my questions:


> 1. Do I use the right variable?

> 2. Is my way of ensuring that the split will be horizontal a good one?

I think so.


> 3. I'd also like to be able to make the newly created window a bit
> narrower than half the width of the original one (or rather, ensure that
> the original window is at least 80 columns wide).  How do I achieve
> that?

I think you would have to bind `split-window-preferred-function',
calculate the preferred size yourself and pass it directly to
`split-window-below' etc.


Michael.



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