Starting from a fresh configuration of emacs with a single window, what is the fastest way (i.e. the minimum number of keystrokes) to achieve a window layout with three windows (A, B, and C) as follows:

|   | B |
| A +---+
|   | C |

i.e. a left column displaying one buffer and a right column displaying two buffers?


Assuming you don't want to store a macro in your .emacs file to make it a one keystroke macro, then using a generic startup:

Ctrl-x 3 (divides current window vertically) 
Ctrl-x o (switches from left to right pane)
Ctrl-x 2 (divides right pane into 2)
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  • You might like something like this binding: (global-set-key (kbd "s-o") 'other-window) that might be able simplify things. – Dror Apr 30 '15 at 7:43

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