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Have you ever been annoyed with that fact that <code>:new</code> opens a buffer above the current? If yes, then try <code>:below new</code>.
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Have you ever been annoyed with that fact that <code>:new</code> opens a buffer above the current window instead of below? If yes, then try <code>:below new</code> to open the new window below the current one, for this one command.
   
After opening two buffers in the current window, press <code>Control</code> and, without unpressing, press <code>twice W</code>: it will change the buffer you are currently in.
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You can also have all splits open below the current window by default, using the <tt>splitbelow</tt> option. For example, place the following in your [[vimrc]]:
 
You can also have all splits open below the current window by setting the <tt>splitbelow</tt> option (for example, place the following in your [[vimrc]]):
 
 
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created 2005 · complexity basic · author Ivan Tishchenko · version 6.0


Have you ever been annoyed with that fact that :new opens a buffer above the current window instead of below? If yes, then try :below new to open the new window below the current one, for this one command.

You can also have all splits open below the current window by default, using the splitbelow option. For example, place the following in your vimrc:

set splitbelow

The process is similar if you want vertically-split windows to open to the right. Use :below vnew to create a new vertical buffer on the right, or put the following in vimrc:

set splitright

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