Let's say I have ten splits as follows:
I now try to reduce the width of split 1 to be able to increase split 3 quite a bit (whoever wrote that particular file, used fairly long lines).
My problem is that when I attempt to change the size of split 1 with
Ctrl+w < , the extra space goes to split 0, and if I attempt to correct that by changing the size of split 0, the only split I can get to change is split 1.
Similarly, changing the size of splits 2 or 3 only also affects split 4; changing split 4 only affects split 3.
So in short, I fail in my attempts to move the divider located between splits 1 and 2.
How do I get around this? I have not yet attempted to get the mouse involved (would like to try to avoid that, if possible).