I use vifm in split mode - it always shows two vertically separated windows each with a directory listing. From there I can open files using the right arrow. However when I open a text file, vifm goes to the background and vi is in the foreground covering the whole screen. Is it possible to have vi only open in the window from where I open the text file (ie. half the screen), and have the other window (the other half of the screen) continue to show vifm and the directory listing?

I'm using debian 11 if that matters.

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    I’m almost certain this doesn’t belong here and was migrated erroneously, unless you’re using the vifm plugin for vim
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Oct 24, 2021 at 22:25
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    @D.BenKnoble yeah i didn't migrate it here. no i'm not using a vifm plugin for vim - just vifm from the command line Oct 25, 2021 at 10:46
  • @Quasímodo ok done Oct 27, 2021 at 12:50


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