Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Beginner's Vim: Jumping around windows

You know the basics of moving around a file in Vim:
h,j,k,l

Here is a quick tip to jump around open windows in your Vim editor using those same keys: prepend the desired key with ctrl-w.

Jump to the window below the selected window:
ctrl-w j

Jump to the window above selected window:
ctrl-w k

Jump to the left:
ctrl-w h

Jump to the right:
ctrl-w l

The thing to remember is ctrl-w for window ... the rest is the same movement commands you already know :)