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Split the window however you like! Create new panes, delete panes, move and clone views from pane to pane.

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Number of watchers on Github 989
Number of open issues 32
Average time to close an issue about 2 months
Main language JavaScript
Average time to merge a PR 5 days
Open pull requests 8+
Closed pull requests 9+
Last commit almost 3 years ago
Repo Created over 8 years ago
Repo Last Updated over 2 years ago
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Origami is a new way of thinking about panes in Sublime Text 2 and 3: you tell Sublime Text where you want a new pane, and it makes one for you. It works seamlessly alongside the built-in layout commands.

Ordinarily one uses the commands under View>Layout, or if one is quite intrepid a custom keyboard shortcut can be made to give a specific layout, but both of these solutions were unsatisfactory to me. Perhaps they were to you too! That's what this plugin is for.

Try it out! I think you'll like it.

Keyboard shortcuts

Origami is driven by keyboard shortcuts. By default, these keyboard shortcuts are all two-stage, and are hidden behind command+k. First press command+k, then press the arrow keys with modifiers:

  • no modifiers: travel to an adjacent pane
  • shift: carry the current file to the destination
  • alt (option): clone the current file to the destination
  • command: create an adjacent pane
  • command+shift: destroy an adjacent pane

These keyboard shortcuts are designed to make it really easy to modify the layout of your editor.

Additionally, Origami allows one to zoom the current pane, making it take up a large portion of the window. As above, first press command+k, then press:

  • command+z: Zoom the current pane so it takes up 90% of the screen (the fraction is changeable in the keybindings)
  • shift+command+z: Unzoom: equally space all panes

It is also possible to edit the pane sizes. After command+k press:

  • command+r: Adjust the top and bottom separator
  • command+c: Adjust the left and right separator

In the keybindings you can change a mode which specifies which separation lines you want to edit.

  • ALL means all horizontal (or vertical) separators
  • RELEVANT means all horizontal (or vertical) separators which intersect the column (row) of the selected row.
  • NEAREST means top and bottom (or left and right) separators. This is the default mode.
  • BEFORE means top (or left) separator
  • AFTER means bottom (or right) separator

(Note: Windows and Linux use ctrl instead of command.)


You can have Origami automatically zoom the active pane by setting origami_auto_zoom_on_focus in your user preferences. Set it to true for the default zoom, or set it to a user-definable fraction of the screen, such as 0.75.

Origami can also automatically close a pane for you once you've closed the last file in it. Just set origami_auto_close_empty_panes to true in your user preferences.


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Origami open issues Ask a question     (View All Issues)
  • about 4 years Clone command doesn't create pane if necessary
  • about 4 years Sublime 3 crashing when opening a file inside the origami split on left or right
  • over 4 years Auto zoom pane not working?
  • over 4 years open "Pane by type" setting
  • over 4 years Inconsistent background color until window is focused
  • almost 5 years redefine origami keybindings
  • almost 5 years Move settings out of user settings
  • about 5 years Create new window from a sublime project/workspace
  • about 5 years Doesn't auto-create pane with `clone file to the right` and other weirdness
  • over 5 years Sublime crash on closing the first panel
  • over 5 years Show filename in pane header / pane separation
  • over 5 years `travel_to_pane` should be symmetrical
  • about 6 years Allow joining of separators.
  • about 6 years assign pane based on extension
  • over 6 years Origami should have a message that Package Control can show on install/upgrade
  • almost 7 years Animate pane zooming
  • almost 7 years Autoclose doesnt work after moving last file
  • over 7 years Focus MRU tab when moving a view out of the pane
Origami open pull requests (View All Pulls)
  • Make `LayoutCommand`s callables without prompting the user
  • Add SwapFilesWithPaneCommand
  • Closes issue #71
  • Indicate default mode for pane resizing in Readme
  • Adding `Contextual menu` for Origami
  • Check for huge layout ratios
  • Put carried and pulled files after existing tabs
  • Load package's user settings instead of global preferences
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