Some time ago I found an interesting trick on Damian Conway's vimrc which allows to open help files in new tabs instead of split windows. The code is the following:
"Only apply to .txt files... augroup HelpInTabs autocmd! autocmd BufEnter *.txt call HelpInNewTab() augroup END "Only apply to help files... function! HelpInNewTab () if &buftype == 'help' && g:help_in_tabs "Convert the help window to a tab... execute "normal \<C-W>T" endif endfunction
Of course this piece of code works well but I'd like to improve it: I feel that opening the help file into a new tab isn't that convenient and I rather open it into a new buffer and give the focus on this buffer.
So I'm looking for a command which would replace this line:
execute "normal \<C-W>T"
and more precisely
<C-W>T to turn the window into a new buffer instead of a new tab.
Unfortunately, I could find anything which could help me in the documentation. So is it possible? And if it is, how can I do it?