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created July 10, 2003 · complexity basic · author Tom Slee · version 5.7
These key mappings (placed in your vimrc) let you use the F8 and F9 keys to make a window wider or taller. The shift key reverses the effect, and the Ctrl and Alt modifiers go to a choice of standard settings. Mappings to change the font size.(which work slightly differently) are also included. Obviously you can change F8 and F9 to keys of your choice.
" Window size appearance augroup guiappearance au! set guifont=Andale_Mono:h12 :map <F7> :set guifont=Andale_Mono:h12<CR> :map <S-F7> :set guifont=Andale_Mono:h10<CR> :map <C-F7> :set guifont=Andale_Mono:h14<CR> :map <F9> :set lines+=5<CR> :map <S-F9> :set lines-=5<CR> :map <C-F9> :set lines=60<CR> :map <M-F9> :set lines=30<CR> :map <F8> :set columns+=10<CR> :map <S-F8> :set columns-=10<CR> :map <C-F8> :set columns=132<CR> :map <M-F8> :set columns=80<CR> augroup END
Window resizing can also be done at window-manager level, so that it will work for all applications. In my case .fluxbox/keys contains:
# window sizing Mod4 m :MaximizeWindow Mod1 Mod4 h :HorizontalDecrement Mod1 Mod4 j :VerticalIncrement Mod1 Mod4 k :VerticalDecrement Mod1 Mod4 l :HorizontalIncrement # window movement Mod4 h :BigNudgeLeft Mod4 j :BigNudgeDown Mod4 k :BigNudgeUp Mod4 l :BigNudgeRight
As you can see, I used the familiar vim movement keys.
I mapped mod4 to the windows-key on my keyboard. To achieve this, you will need to put the following lines in ~/.Xmodmap:
! alt keys (explicitly configured, without this section meta doesn't work) keycode 64 = Alt_L add mod1 = Alt_L keycode 113 = Alt_R add mod1 = Alt_R ! ms flag keys keycode 115 = Meta_L keycode 116 = Meta_R add mod4 = Meta_L add mod4 = Meta_R
There is an amazingly intutitive script replacement, called "mouse". Although I wouldn't use it for each cursor movement, I would definitely use it in this particular case, rather than keys bound by some scripts.
Addition: I use <Ctrl> plus Cursor Keys to resize the current window relative to the neighbour window of a splitted screen.
' resize horzontal split window nmap <C-Left> <C-W>-<C-W>- nmap <C-Right> <C-W>+<C-W>+ ' resize vertical split window nmap <C-Up> <C-W>><C-W>> nmap <C-Down> <C-W><<C-W><
This one resizes intuitively the window into the correct direction (Don't be confused by decreasing in all cases). Disadvantage: The cursor changes the window.
if bufwinnr(1) noremap <silent> <C-H> :vertical resize -3<CR> noremap <silent> <C-L> :vertical resize -3<CR> noremap <silent> <C-J> :resize -3<CR> noremap <silent> <C-K> :resize -3<CR> endif