Scroll two splits simultaneously


If you’ve ever diffed a file in Vim or otherwise had two corresponding splits, you may have wished for a way to scroll them together. Vim can do just that with scrollbind.

With scrollbind enabled, each window in Vim will scroll simultaneously. Line for line as you move through the file, the other window will scroll as well.

Simply run the following:

:set scrollbind

Or to put it back:

:set noscrollbind

You can also toggle the option with:

:set scb!

Here’s a short screencast showing scrollbind in action. This is really invaluable for diffing or just looking at two similar files at once.

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Colin Bartlett

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Vim enthusiast and software developer for more than 20 years.
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