I would like to use notepad++ like vim split open in horizontal mode.

Opening files in vertical mode can be done by move file to other view. I need to open files in vertical. Is there any plugin available out.

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Open a file to the other view, then rightclick the seperator bar and choose rotate. It will go from horizontal to vertical mode, and back again on another rotate command.

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    How incredibly nonintuitive
    – Veridian
    Mar 1, 2017 at 0:12
  • @Veridian true, searched ALL the menus for this and the view menu three times :D
    – Nicolas
    Jun 16, 2021 at 8:14

ctrl-w s will split the screen into 2 parts (windows), one above the other. You can switch windows with ctrl-w ctrl-w.

Read more info with :help window ( :help also opens a new window to display the help info :-)

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    ctrl-w in notepad++ will closes the current window, please tell what editor you are referred above.
    – prasanna
    Sep 11, 2014 at 5:14
  • Ah, I misread your question, I thought you wanted to do something in vim instead of the other way round.
    – wurtel
    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:40

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