Let's say we have three windows split horizontally in Vim and we want to have a new window that is split vertically to the left of all three current windows.

How can this be achieved?

  • Did you found a solution to your problem? Is the solution proposed good enough? If so maybe could you accept it. It allow the question to rest :-) Commented May 7, 2023 at 17:47

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I would:

  1. Create a fourth horizontal split: Ctrl ws
  2. Move it to the left: Ctrl wShift h
  • Also look at topleft and botright modifiers.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented May 6, 2023 at 18:06

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