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Re: Vertical window split by default


From: Chris McMahan
Subject: Re: Vertical window split by default
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:34:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (windows-nt)

address@hidden writes:

> Hi,
>
> When I execute a shell command such as grep or make emacs
> automatically splits the screen horizontally and executes the command
> on the right hand side.
> How can I get it to split vertically and execute the command on the
> lower window?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Etay

If you're using emacs 23, you can adjust the value of 
split-width-threshold.

Here's the documentation:

: split-width-threshold is a variable defined in `window.el'.
: Its value is 192
: 
: Documentation:
: Minimum width of window to be split horizontally.
: If the value is a number, `display-buffer' can split a window
: only if it has at least as many columns.  If the value is nil,
: `display-buffer' cannoCt split a window horizontally.
: 
: You can customize this variable.
: 
: This variable was introduced, or its default value was changed, in
: version 23.1 of Emacs.

I have it set to a value wider than my current diminutive moniter (MSI
Wind netbook) can handle, and the splits are now occurring vertically
instead of horizontally.

- Chris

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