dwm.vim : Tiled Window Management for Vim
dwm.vim adds tiled window management capabilities to Vim. It is highly inspired by dwm (Dynamic Window Manager) tiled layout management.
Download page on vim.org: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4186
Windows are always organised as follows:
=================================== | | S1 | | |=================== | M | S2 | | |=================== | | S3 | ===================================
Use the following commands to create, browse and close windows:
C-NCreates a new window and place it in the master pane [M] & stacks all previous windows in the stacked pane [S]
C-CClose the current window if no unsaved changes
C-JJumps to next window (clockwise)
C-KJumps to previous window (anti-clockwise)
C-SpaceFocus the current window, that is, place it in the master pane [M] & stacks all other windows in the stacked pane [S]
C-MFullscreen mode for the current window (use focus to return to normal mode)
Or copy and paste:
mkdir -p ~/.vim/plugin ~/.vim/doc; \ wget -qO ~/.vim/plugin/dwm.vim \ https://raw.github.com/spolu/dwm.vim/master/plugin/dwm.vim; \ wget -qO ~/.vim/doc/dwm.txt \ https://raw.github.com/spolu/dwm.vim/master/doc/dwm.txt;
You can use
curl -so if you prefer it over
g:dwm_map_keys: if set to a falsey value, prevents key mapping.
g:dwm_master_pane_width: set the width of the master pane (e.g.
To use a mouse to select windows and resize panes:
set mouse=a: enable the use of the mouse in all modes
set ttymouse=xterm2: recognize mouse codes for the xterm2 terminal type
There is only one tiled layout available right now, but do not hesitate to fork it!
For fun, I urge you to try using
Thanks luriel for this awesome comment on the HN post
As one of the original instigators of dwm and wmii before that (mostly by shouting at garbeam) I want to point out that this kind of tiled window management was first introduced in larswm (that is sadly discontinued), which in turn was heavily inspired by Rob Pike's Acme editing environment ( http://acme.cat-v.org ). So in a way we have gone full circle, from text editor, to window managers, back to text editor. That said, I still prefer Acme to vim, but would be really cool if somebody added mouse chording to vim :)
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