1

It seems that the QuickFix window is created on the bottom of the upmost right vertical split.

If I start with two splits:

two buffer splits

When I open the QuickFix window (:copen) the QuickFix windows is created as a horizontal split of the second vertical split:

two buffer split and the QuickFix

I would like that it opens at the bottom of the vertical splits:

QuickFix at the bottom

Is there a way to configure Vim to have such behavior?

2
  • 1
    This annoyed me to know end. And I kept (still do) forgetting to add bot to :cw. Need to add a mapping I guess (but I am too used to :cw after five years!).
    – 3N4N
    Commented Sep 30, 2022 at 7:55
  • 1
    @3N4N No need to change your habits: :cabbrev <expr> cw getcmdline() == 'cw' ? 'bot cw' : 'cw'
    – Rich
    Commented Aug 12, 2023 at 17:03

2 Answers 2

2
bot copen

Don't have anything to add to it.

1

From: https://stackoverflow.com/a/6728687

Quickfix window will automatically open in the bottom.

:autocmd FileType qf wincmd J

Update One issue with above is, vert copen no longer works. (i.e. trying to open quickfix in a vertical split). In those cases, use Ctrl w L to move it to vertical split

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.