To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET ace-window RET
The main function, `ace-window' is meant to replace `other-window' by assigning each window a short, unique label. When there are only two windows present, `other-window' is called (unless aw-dispatch-always is set non-nil). If there are more, each window will have its first label character highlighted. Once a unique label is typed, ace-window will switch to that window. To setup this package, just add to your .emacs: (global-set-key (kbd "M-o") 'ace-window) replacing "M-o" with an appropriate shortcut. By default, ace-window uses numbers for window labels so the window labeling is intuitively ordered. But if you prefer to type keys on your home row for quicker access, use this setting: (setq aw-keys '(?a ?s ?d ?f ?g ?h ?j ?k ?l)) Whenever ace-window prompts for a window selection, it grays out all the window characters, highlighting window labels in red. To disable this behavior, set this: (setq aw-background nil) If you want to know the selection characters ahead of time, turn on `ace-window-display-mode'. When prefixed with one `universal-argument', instead of switching to the selected window, the selected window is swapped with the current one. When prefixed with two `universal-argument', the selected window is deleted instead.