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I currently use ctrlp to navigate between buffers in vim , but whenever i try to switch to another buffer it automatically splits the current window horizontally into two windows .
In order to avoid this or open the new buffer in a whole window i have to first write to the initial buffer at the disk then open ctrlp and switch to the second buffer .
How to get vim to open a new buffer in a full window rather then a split one ?

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    Do you have :set hidden or no?
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Jun 23, 2021 at 12:15
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    @BLayer explicitly stated
    – polendina
    Jun 23, 2021 at 17:46
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    @D.BenKnoble thanks that did work out .
    – polendina
    Jun 23, 2021 at 17:47

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Probably you just need to :set hidden. Without it, you cannot "hide" a buffer with unedited contents; it must be written or wiped. My guess is CtrlP detects this case and splits open instead.

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