This example from the book is terribly ambiguous: “press PREFIX %, and the window will divide down the middle” The problem is that “middle” can mean the horizontal or vertical middle.
Here are two examples from a blog post that are nice and clear:
PREFIX + "splits the window into two vertical panes
PREFIX + %splits the window into two horizontal panes
These examples from the book are clear:
- “even-horizontal stacks all panes horizontally, left to right.”
- “even-vertical stacks all panes vertically, top to bottom.”
One more example from the book that is so-so: “Pressing PREFIX
" (double quote) will split this new pane in half horizontally.” It was hard to parse the first time, but now I get it. I’d suggested adding “, resulting in a left and right pane” to make the sentence clearer.
Also, I would suggest mentioning to the reader that the visual depictions of the keys helps remember which is which:
"consists of a left mark and right mark; each mark corresponds to a pane.
- if the
%is thought of like long division, then the line runs horizontally, meaning that a pane would be divided by that horizontal line, resulting in an upper and lower pane after the split.
With that said, remapping
- would be even more intuitive!