created February 9, 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? If yes, then try :below new. You'll like it!
You can also have all splits open below the current window by putting the following in your vimrc:
And the process is similar if you want vertically-split windows to open to the right: