Requested: Function that toggles between vertical and horizontal split layout of currently defined windows preferrably preserving splitting ratio.
(defun my-toggle-window-split () "Vertical split shows more of each line, horizontal split shows more lines. This code toggles between them. It only works for frames with exactly two windows." (interactive) (if (= (count-windows) 2) (let* ((this-win-buffer (window-buffer)) (next-win-buffer (window-buffer (next-window))) (this-win-edges (window-edges (selected-window))) (next-win-edges (window-edges (next-window))) (this-win-2nd (not (and (<= (car this-win-edges) (car next-win-edges)) (<= (cadr this-win-edges) (cadr next-win-edges))))) (splitter (if (= (car this-win-edges) (car (window-edges (next-window)))) 'split-window-horizontally 'split-window-vertically))) (delete-other-windows) (let ((first-win (selected-window))) (funcall splitter) (if this-win-2nd (other-window 1)) (set-window-buffer (selected-window) this-win-buffer) (set-window-buffer (next-window) next-win-buffer) (select-window first-win) (if this-win-2nd (other-window 1))))))