mrjones2014/smart-splits.nvim

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2022-03-19

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smart-splits.nvim

Smart, directional Neovim split resizing and navigation. smart-splits.nvim lets you think about split resizing in terms of "move the divider to the left/right/up/down" which can feel much more natural. It also allows you to move through splits in a circular fashion (e.g. moving left at the left edge jumps to the right edge, and vice versa, and same for top and bottom edges).

demo

Install

With Packer.nvim:

use('mrjones2014/smart-splits.nvim')

Configuration

You can set ignored buftypes or filetypes which will be ignored when figuring out if your cursor is currently at an edge split for resizing. This is useful in order to ignore "sidebar" type buffers while resizing, such as nvim-tree.lua which tries to maintain its own width unless manually resized. Note that nothing is ignored when moving between splits, only when resizing.

Defaults are shown below:

require('smart-splits').setup({
  -- Ignored filetypes (only while resizing)
  ignored_filetypes = {
    'nofile',
    'quickfix',
    'prompt',
  },
  -- Ignored buffer types (only while resizing)
  ignored_buftypes = { 'NvimTree' },
  -- when moving cursor between splits left or right,
  -- place the cursor on the same row of the *screen*
  -- regardless of line numbers. False by default.
  -- Can be overridden via function parameter, see Usage.
  move_cursor_same_row = false,
})

Usage

With Lua:

-- resizing splits
-- amount defaults to 3 if not specified
-- use absolute values, no + or -
require('smart-splits').resize_up(amount)
require('smart-splits').resize_down(amount)
require('smart-splits').resize_left(amount)
require('smart-splits').resize_right(amount)
-- moving between splits
-- pass same_row as a boolean to override the default
-- for the move_cursor_same_row config option.
-- See Configuration.
require('smart-splits').move_cursor_up()
require('smart-splits').move_cursor_down()
require('smart-splits').move_cursor_left(same_row)
require('smart-splits').move_cursor_right(same_row)
-- persistent resize mode
-- temporarily remap 'h', 'j', 'k', and 'l' to
-- smart resize left, down, up, and right, respectively,
-- press <ESC> to stop resize mode
require('smart-splits').start_resize_mode()

-- recommended mappings
-- resizing splits
vim.keymap.set('n', '<A-h>', require('smart-splits').resize_left)
vim.keymap.set('n', '<A-j>', require('smart-splits').resize_down)
vim.keymap.set('n', '<A-k>', require('smart-splits').resize_up)
vim.keymap.set('n', '<A-l>', require('smart-splits').resize_right)
-- moving between splits
vim.keymap.set('n', '<C-h>', require('smart-splits').move_cursor_left)
vim.keymap.set('n', '<C-j>', require('smart-splits').move_cursor_down)
vim.keymap.set('n', '<C-k>', require('smart-splits').move_cursor_up)
vim.keymap.set('n', '<C-l>', require('smart-splits').move_cursor_right)

With Vimscript:

" resizing splits
" amount defaults to 3 if not specified
" use absolute values, no + or -
:SmartResizeUp [amount]
:SmartResizeDown [amount]
:SmartResizeLeft [amount]
:SmartResizeRight [amount]
" moving between splits
:SmartCursorMoveUp
:SmartCursorMoveDown
:SmartCursorMoveLeft [same_row]
:SmartCursorMoveRight [same_row]
" persistent resize mode
:SmartResizeMode

" recommended mappings
" resizing splits
nmap <A-h> :lua require('smart-splits').resize_left()<CR>
nmap <A-j> :lua require('smart-splits').resize_down()<CR>
nmap <A-k> :lua require('smart-splits').resize_up()<CR>
nmap <A-l> :lua require('smart-splits').resize_right()<CR>
" moving between splits
nmap <C-h> :lua require('smart-splits').move_cursor_left()<CR>
nmap <C-j> :lua require('smart-splits').move_cursor_down()<CR>
nmap <C-k> :lua require('smart-splits').move_cursor_up()<CR>
nmap <C-l> :lua require('smart-splits').move_cursor_right()<CR>

Getting the Option Key Working on MacOS

Note that to use the alt/option key in keymaps on macOS, you may need to change some terminal settings for Neovim to recognize the key properly.

Kitty

Add the following configuration option to ~/.config/kitty/kitty.conf:

macos_option_as_alt both

Alacritty

Add the following key bindings to ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml:

# for Alt+h/j/k/l
key_bindings:
  - { key: J, mods: Alt, chars: "\x1bj" }
  - { key: K, mods: Alt, chars: "\x1bk" }
  - { key: H, mods: Alt, chars: "\x1bh" }
  - { key: L, mods: Alt, chars: "\x1bl" }

iTerm2

Press ⌘+, to open preferences, go to the "Profiles" top tab, then go to the "Keys" tab and change "Left Option key" and/or "Right Option key" to "Esc+".

iTerm2 settings