I would like the tabbar to start with the first tab not with "tabs".

"tabs>1 main.tex>2 section_01.tex>     <tab 2/2"
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    please show a screenshot? is this vim-airline plugin? Jun 6 '19 at 7:22
  • Ah, yeah you are right it is probably from the plugin - using it for so long that I didn't even notice myself.
    – baxbear
    Jun 6 '19 at 7:23
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    please read the plugins documentation. Jun 6 '19 at 7:25
  • Thank you for your help I forgot about airline, airline#extensions#tabline#tabs_label = ''" solves it - should I remove the question?
    – baxbear
    Jun 6 '19 at 7:30
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    no, rather answer it ;) Jun 6 '19 at 7:31

The actual behavior occurs because of the vim-airline plugin and can be removed adding the following property to your vimrc:

let g:airline#extensions#tabline#tabs_label = ''

So there will be no more leading "tabs>" in the tabline.

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    This doesn't really look like valid vimrc syntax... Are you missing a let command there perhaps? If so, I'd call that a "variable" rather than a "property" since that's the usual naming for let. Is it a global variable and, if such, should you be explicit and use a g: prefix to make that clear? (Not sure how the plugin documentation examples are written... Probably best to keep consistent with them.) Thanks!
    – filbranden
    Jun 6 '19 at 11:40
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    @filbranden indeed, in the doc it is like this: * rename label for tabs (default: 'tabs') (c) > let g:airline#extensions#tabline#tabs_label = 't' Jun 6 '19 at 11:51
  • you are totally right - wasn't on stackexchange since then -> so I missed it - sorry
    – baxbear
    Jun 7 '19 at 18:50

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