Is there a way to set tmux so that it automatically adjusts window width when I switch to the pane so that it will be wide axactly as the longest (visible on screen) line in the file I have open?

I'm doing this manually with the command

:resize-pane -R 10
:resize-pane -L 10

I always have to guess the number and when I switch to another pane I have to do it again

Note that this functionality is relevant only to vertical panes.

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There does not seem to be a way to do this automatically. You can, however use the mouse:

 mouse-resize-pane [on | off] 
    If on, tmux captures the mouse and allows panes to be
    resized by dragging on their borders.

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