There is an emacs plugin called switch-window which indexes all open windows and allows the user to switch a window based on it's number. This is really convenient when you have a large number of windows open. Does anyone know if there's something similar for vim?


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Oh yes, there sure is: vim-choosewin.

The animated demo from plugin's page:

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  • Cool plugin! Just out of curiosity, I know that <Tmux-Leader>q will show tmux panes numbers like this plugin does for vim, is there a way to show both and easily switch between vim and tmux panes this way? (I don't think that vim-tmux-navigator allows it out of the box)
    – statox
    Commented Sep 1, 2015 at 21:56
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    I'm not saying it's not doable, but ... somebody would probably have to glue portions of both plugins together, and add the <tmux-leader>q functionality in somewhere. All this IMHO - as I don't quite use tmux, because I can get by with more graphical tools (-> awesome window manager).
    – VanLaser
    Commented Sep 1, 2015 at 22:05
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    I think you're right for the glueing of the two plugins, I was wondering if someone did it already. Also +1 for AWM :-)
    – statox
    Commented Sep 1, 2015 at 22:21
  • So - Yes, I don't know of any plugin that would combine the two functionalities.
    – VanLaser
    Commented Sep 2, 2015 at 8:11

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