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43001Re: Question on :split

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  • Klaus Bosau
    Sep 1, 2003
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      On Sat, 30 Aug 2003, Antoine J. Mechelynck wrote:
      > "Klaus Bosau" <kbosau@...> wrote:
      >
      >> Hi,
      >>
      >> I'm wondering whether there's a command that opens a new window to the
      >> left of the current window while still keeping the current windows's
      >> position on the screen..
      >>
      >> [...]
      >
      > IIUC, what you want is a command similar to :vsplit, but which would
      > alter the gvim window's posieion and size to accomodate the new buffer
      > window. If that is what you want, the answer (AFAIK) is no. The only
      > ways (that I know of) to modify the gvim window's size and position
      > from within gvim (i.e., other than redimensioning with the mouse or
      > with the System menu) are :set lines, :set column, and :winpos. The
      > splitting mechanism (where ":leftabove vsplit" is the closest to what
      > you ask that I can come up with) is something quite distinct.

      Hi Antoine,

      I already noticed that Vim used to keep the upper left corner of the
      window when issuing ":vsp" or some related command. I just wondered
      whether this is common to all commands..

      Thanks anyway!

      Klaus
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