I have done a bit of research about this but found only very old answers, like this one, and all on the negative side.
My problem is the following --- suppose you are working on a document/program, say for example a LaTeX file. You have some error and you open another window/tab with the log file, which is opened in read-only mode (the same for the quickfix window).
Then you switch to insert mode in your main file, and all the windows/tabs/buffers enters insert mode. So I can't switch rapidly to the "log" windows/tab to scroll/move/hitting "q" to close it, because it's in input mode...
So the question is — is it possible to remember the mode at a window/tab level?
I understand that it could have been confusing in the original
vi, but with things like
airline and colors it's quite handy to know the mode in which you are...