This tutorial shows multiple ways to split editor or screen in an atom editor from a command line in macOS and Windows. Atom editors provides the split screens out of box.

It provides split screen with following features

  • Split Up: It splits the new window to upper part of the opened file.
  • Split Down : It splits the new pane to lower part of the opened file.
  • Split Left: It splits the new window to left part of the opened file.
  • Split Right: It splits the new window to Right part of the opened file.
  • Close Actie pane: Close the active pane.

There are multiple ways we can split the screen into multiple

  • use Right Click on Opened file
  • Command Palette
  • Shortcut Commands

Atom Editor Split Window screen.

Files opened in the atom editor as a single window or screen by default.

use Right Click on opened file

Following are the steps

  • Open the file in atom editor
  • Right click on opened file and you have options as given screenshot

atom command palette split pane

Command Palette split Pan

Following are the steps

  • Open the file in atom editor

  • Open Command Palette wit below shortcut command

    • Ctrl + Shift + P in Windows and Linux
    • ⌘ + Shift + P in MacOS
  • It opens Command Palette popup and type Split in search as given below

atom split pane

-And, Select one of the Split option It split the options

Keyboard shortcuts to split windows

Shortcut helps developers with easy of operations.

  • Split Up :

    • Ctrl + K with Up Arrow Key in Windows and Linux
    • ⌘ + K with Up Arrow Key in MacOS
  • Split Down

    • Ctrl + K with Down Arrow Key in Windows and Linux
    • ⌘ + K with Down Arrow Key in MacOS
  • Split Left

    • Ctrl + K with Left Arrow Key in Windows and Linux
    • ⌘ + K with Left Arrow Key in MacOS
  • Split Right

    • Ctrl + K with Right Arrow Key in Windows and Linux
    • ⌘ + K with Right Arrow Key in MacOS
  • Close Active Pane You can close current active pane using below commands

    • Ctrl + K with Ctrl + W Arrow Key in Windows and Linux
    • ⌘ + K with ⌘ + W Arrow Key in MacOS