Winner mode is a global minor mode that records the changes in the
window configuration (i.e., how the frames are partitioned into
windows), so that you can undo them. You can toggle Winner mode
with M-x winner-mode, or by customizing the variable
winner-mode. When the mode is enabled, C-c left
winner-undo) undoes the last window configuration change. If
you change your mind while undoing, you can redo the changes you had
undone using C-c right (
M-x winner-redo). To prevent
Winner mode from binding C-c left and C-c right, you can
customize the variable
winner-dont-bind-my-keys to a
nil value. By default, Winner mode stores a maximum of 200
window configurations per frame, but you can change that by modifying
winner-ring-size. If there are some buffers whose
windows you wouldn’t want Winner mode to restore, add their names to
the list variable
winner-boring-buffers or to the regexp
Follow mode (M-x follow-mode) synchronizes several windows on the same buffer so that they always display adjacent sections of that buffer. See Follow Mode.
The Windmove package defines commands for moving directionally
between neighboring windows in a frame. M-x windmove-right
selects the window immediately to the right of the currently selected
one, and similarly for the left, up, and down counterparts.
windmove-default-keybindings binds these commands to
S-right etc.; doing so disables shift selection for those keys
(see Shift Selection). In the same way as keybindings can be
defined for commands that select windows directionally, you can use
windmove-display-default-keybindings to define keybindings for
commands that specify in what direction to display the window for the
buffer that the next command is going to display. Also there is
windmove-delete-default-keybindings to define keybindings for
commands that delete windows directionally, and
windmove-swap-states-default-keybindings that defines
keybindings for commands that swap the window contents of the selected
window with the window in the specified direction.
The command M-x compare-windows lets you compare the text shown in different windows. See Comparing Files.
Scroll All mode (M-x scroll-all-mode) is a global minor mode that causes scrolling commands and point motion commands to apply to every single window.