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Epsilon User's Manual and Reference > Commands by Topic > The Screen > Windows >

Creating Windows

The Ctrl-X 2 command splits the current window into two windows, one on top of the other, each about half as large. Each window displays the same buffer that the original did. This command will only split the window if each new window would occupy at least 1 screen line, not counting the mode line. To edit another file in a new window, first use Ctrl-X 2, then use one of the file commands described in Reading Files.

The Ctrl-X 5 command works similarly, but splits the current window so that the two child windows appear side by side, instead of stacked. This command will only split the window if each new window would occupy at least 1 column. Since this typically results in narrow windows, the Ctrl-X 5 command also sets up the windows to scroll long lines, as described in Horizontal Scrolling. See the wrap-split-vertically variable to control this.

When you display the same buffer in several narrow windows side by side, follow mode can be useful. It operates when the same buffer is displayed in adjacent windows, by linking the windows together so scrolling and other movement in one is immediately reflected in the others. The follow-mode command toggles this mode for the current buffer. The follow-mode-overlap variable controls how much the window text overlaps.

Standard bindings:

  Ctrl-X 2  split-window
 Ctrl-X 5  split-window-vertically
   follow-mode
 



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