switchy-window.el is a most-recently-used window switcher. It suits my
personal Emacs layout and workflow where I usually have at most two editing
windows but up to three side-windows which I have to select only seldomly.
The idea of
switchy-window.el is simple: when you invoke
quick succession, it will switch to one window after the other in
most-recently-used order. Once you stop switching for long enough time
switchy-window-delay, 1.5 seconds by default), the selected window gets
locked in, i.e., its LRU timestamp is updated and this switching sequence is
ended. Thusly, you can toggle between two windows simply by invoking
switchy-window, waiting at least
switchy-window-delay, and then invoking
switchy-window again to switch back to the original window.
switchy-window-minor-mode which tracks window changes and bind
switchy-window to a key of your liking in
globally. Here are is a sample configuration:
(switchy-window-minor-mode) ;; That's what I use. (keymap-set switchy-window-minor-mode-map "C-<" #'switchy-window) ;; Or as a substitute for `other-window'. (keymap-set switchy-window-minor-mode-map "<remap> <other-window>" #'switchy-window)
Hint: Since the order of window switching is not as obvious as it is with
other-window, adding a bit visual feedback to window selection changes can be
helpful. That can be done easily with the stock Emacs
(defun my-pulse-line-on-window-selection-change (frame) (when (eq frame (selected-frame)) (pulse-momentary-highlight-one-line))) (add-hook 'window-selection-change-functions #'my-pulse-line-on-window-selection-change)
switchy-window.el is available as GNU ELPA
package so that you can
install it simply from
M-x list-packages RET or using
use-package like so:
(use-package switchy-window :ensure t :custom (switchy-window-delay 1.5) ;; That's the default value. :bind :bind (:map switchy-window-minor-mode-map ;; Bind to separate key... ("C-<" . switchy-window) ;; ...or as `other-key' substitute (C-x o). ("<remap> <other-window>" . switchy-window)) :init (switchy-window-minor-mode))
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switchy-window.el is licensed under the
GPLv3 (or later).