Ability to split window \ two buffers side by side


One common editor operation is to read one buffer and edit another. Atom currently doesn’t appear to support splitting the main “window” to show more than one buffer.

You also can’t use two top level windows due to: https://github.com/atom/tabs/issues/39

unless they are rooted in different directories (atom foo && atom foo/bar).


Does Cmd + K + → (split panes) work for you?



Yes it does.

Can I make it a feature request for that to show up in the menu somewhere? Maybe view?

I’m not sure where one would find that beyond reading the fine docs.



Oh, so every command is in command palette but not in the menu. That’s good to know.