GNU Info 4.6
8.2 Window Commands
It can be convenient to view more than one node at a time. To allow
this, Info can display more than one window. Each window has its
own mode line (see section 8.1 The Mode Line) and history of nodes viewed in that
window (see section
- C-x o (
Select the next window on the screen. Note that the echo area can only be
selected if it is already in use, and you have left it temporarily.
Normally, `C-x o' simply moves the cursor into the next window on
the screen, or if you are already within the last window, into the first
window on the screen. Given a numeric argument, `C-x o' moves over
that many windows. A negative argument causes `C-x o' to select
the previous window on the screen.
- M-x prev-window
Select the previous window on the screen. This is identical to
`C-x o' with a negative argument.
- C-x 2 (
Split the current window into two windows, both showing the same node.
Each window is one half the size of the original window, and the cursor
remains in the original window. The variable
can cause all of the windows on the screen to be resized for you
automatically, please see section automatic-tiling for more
- C-x 0 (
Delete the current window from the screen. If you have made too many
windows and your screen appears cluttered, this is the way to get rid of
some of them.
- C-x 1 (
Delete all of the windows excepting the current one.
- ESC C-v (
Scroll the other window, in the same fashion that `C-v' might
scroll the current window. Given a negative argument, scroll the
"other" window backward.
- C-x ^ (
Grow (or shrink) the current window. Given a numeric argument, grow
the current window that many lines; with a negative numeric argument,
shrink the window instead.
- C-x t (
Divide the available screen space among all of the visible windows.
Each window is given an equal portion of the screen in which to display
its contents. The variable
automatic-tiling can cause
tile-windows to be called when a window is created or deleted.