Questions tagged [tabbed-user-interface]

A tab page holds one or more windows. Questions about how to use and customize the behavior of Vim tabs.

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`:tab drop` in not supported in terminal

I use fzf to find/open files, but it always creates a new tab or replaces the current buffer. I want instead to use :tab drop <filename> but I get E319: Sorry, the command is not available in ...
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Add a blank line between tabline and first line of text?

Screenshot of my vim: I want to add a line between my tabline and the first line of the text. How can I do that?
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:tabonly does not close all unmodified tabs if there is a modified tab in the way

Create some test files, touch a b c d and open each in a tab, vim -p a b c d Modify file b. Go to tab c and issue :tabonly. Expected behavior: a and d tabs are closed. b is not closed because it is ...
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Cycling between tabs and buffers

I want to set up some mapping that: if there are multiple open tabs, then goes to the next tab, like :gt otherwise it cycles through the open buffers, like :bn How do I go about doing this?
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automatically open TagBar

I set Tagbar automatically open when a new file in vim, it is ok and fine. but if open a new file as a tab in opened vim, Tagbar would not be opened, how to tell vim to keep open Tagbar open with a ...
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switch to tab if already opened

I'm not familiar with vim code. I tried to use vim as IDE, I setup NERDTree plugin.this is my problem: assume I opened 4 files as tabs. if I press t on opened file already on NERDTree plugin, the ...
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Open some files in split and some other in tab at the vim invocation

I have four files file1, file2, file3, & file4. So I want to open them with vim directly from command line and get the following structure: Tabulation 1: file1 taking whole tab Tabulation 2: ...
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How can I modify OpenMultipleTabs so that I can open buffers for new files?

When searching for a command to enable me to open multiple tabs in normal mode, I found a custom command to do this: " Open multiple tabs at once fun! OpenMultipleTabs(pattern_list) for p in a:...
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How do I add a new tab button to my tabline?

For closing the current tab, this is the statusline action: %999Xclose This would show a "close" button at the right corner of the tabline, if I add it to my tabline. Similarly is there a "new tab"...
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What is the X that appears on the top right corner when multiple tabs are open?

What is that X on the corner? What is it for and what does it do? I opened Vim with vim -p tab1 tab2 on Windows 10 and in WLS with Ubuntu and they both have it.
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select font for tab headers in gvim

I wonder whether there is a way in gvim to select the font used for buffer names in tab headings (after using :tabnew). I know the guifont option, but this applies to the buffer editing area. ...
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How to create a new tab or window from a buffer?

I have several open buffers and want to open a buffer in :ls in a new tab or window. I have found a way to do accomplish this, either by first executing tabnew or C-w v and then selecting the buffer ...
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Why are split and tab navigations distinct?

Known: <Ctrl>w then any of hjkl. Known: :tab_<CR> where _ is either rlpn. Why is there not a <Ctrl> navigation for tabs nor a : for splits? Why do the navigation commands differ ...
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How to keep lcd from affecting other windows?

I usually have one tab containing the code I am working on, and another containing vimwiki. I mostly use neovim. For the code I prefer the working directory sticking to the project root. For vimwiki ...
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How do I run gVim in a single instance per desktop workspace on linux?

I like running gVim in a single instance, i.e. a single gui window with separate tabs for each file I'm editing. I also run a linux desktop environment that has multiple desktop workspaces. E.g. ...
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How do I make the h key go to prev tab if at start of file?

And, to get back again: how do I make the l key go to next tab, if at end of file? I'd also like to make hh go to previous buffer, and ll go to next buffer. I know that'll add a delay to recognising ...
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How to close all tabs with windows and terminals so I can quit

I have multiple tab pages. Some tab pages only have open files, some only have :terminals open, and some have a mix of files and terminals. At the end of the day, I want to quit Vim. Normally, I go ...
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Is there a way to use a wildcard with :tabnew

I often find myself wanting to open multiple tabs at the same time from within vim. I would like something like this: :tabnew src/Class.* which would open all matching files in separate tabs. Is ...
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vim: can non active tab being completely hidden, no headers show /c/e/n alike

When open multiple tabs, it will show in the topmost line something /c/e/n... alike. But I already has filename and &modified in status line, which just waste space then. Also I find that line ...
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Execute Vim command in terminal window and return to Terminal-Job mode

For a while, I'd been using :nnoremap <C-H> <C-W>h and :tnoremap <C-H> <C-W>h, et. al. to switch windows. This was working great, so when I started using tabs, I decided to ...
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How do you set the name of a tab page?

I have a couple of tabs open. Is it possible to set custom tab page names for each individual tab page? For example, I want to name one tab "database", another "backend", and another "frontend". I ...
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Autocmd commands for sharing terminal when open new tab

I was trying to create a trigger that does the following: When opening a new tab with a file, if there already exists a terminal buffer, it is opened below in this new tab. I have seen in logfiles ...
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marks between windows

If I make a mark ma in one split pane and then from another I try to jump to it 'a I can't. I guess marks are stored per-buffer. Can I store marks per-tab?
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How to change color of the splits counter in a 'tabline'

I can have multiple splits in a new tab. To change background and foreground of active and inactive tabpages, I can do the following: hi TabLineSel term=bold ctermfg=White ctermbg=DarkBlue hi TabLine ...
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Why buffer tab plugin not work with Neovim 0.4

I installed the latest Neovim 0.4 from scratch, install 'vim-plug', then add only 4 lines to my init.vim: call plug#begin('d:/neovim/nvim/plugged') Plug 'ap/vim-buftabline' set hidden call plug#end() ...
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Is there an fzf for finding an open tab?

I would like to be able to open up vim foo.md foo.css foo.html foo.ts And either be able to run :Tab md or the like and jump to the foo.md tag. Is it possible to get this kind of functionality ...
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Shell running inside vim windows

Is there a way that a open up a window or buffer, where i can run my bash commands? I thought on something like you know it from VS Code(1). The code windows on the top and a small command prompt on ...
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`gt` is not consistent with `gT` (and many other commands) when `{count}` is prepended

I know it's not a bug, since the help page explains it cleary, but is there any reason why gt is still kept different from the majority of commands that accept a {count} prepended? I mean, isn't it in ...
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Loading source file with :tabe

My .vimrc includes the following lines: if filereadable("my_source") :source my_source endif That is, if the file 'my_source' exists in the folder where I open vim and it is readable, it is ...
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How can I make sure all buffers end up as tab or force remaining buffers into tabs?

I am using Vim 7.3 for no particularly compelling reason on an old system I am forced to work on. It's an internal system and it will eventually be replaced by a more modern version of the same distro....
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e or tabe into path resulting from a ! command

Given a bash function, getMyFilePath(), which results in a directory path, /mydir, how can I open a new tab, passing this function to navigate there?
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Switching between tabs takes a few seconds

Using gt and :tabnext I need to wait some time and I experience the same lag when I use :split myfile.txt. However vim myfile.txt from bash opens much faster. My Mac is pretty fast, and I don't have ...
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Taboo.vim to show basename of the current file

When I'm programming. My structure is based on a simple tree. . ├── index.js └── Pages ├── blog │   └── index.js ├── career ├── contacts │   └── index.js ├── dashboard ├── ...
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How to make <S-A-Left> and <S-A-Right> work in vim within Mac Terminal

I'm using these keyboard shortcuts to navigate/manipulate tabs in MacVim " tab navigation nnoremap <silent> <S-Left> :tabprevious<CR> nnoremap <silent> <S-Right> :...
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Open new file as tab on current vim instance through double-click

I currently open my text files with GVim by double-clicking them in my file manager (Thunar, in Xubuntu 16.04). However, when opening a new file, I want GVim to open it as a new tab rather than a new ...
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Limit buffer list to current tab

Is there a way to list the buffers specific to the tab that is open currently in vim or macvim?
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Open multiple files in tabs from Explore mode

While navigating file system in :Explore mode, is it possible to select and open multiple files, each in a new tab? Edit: I ended up using a function proposed by Jair López, because it works pretty ...
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Open One File-type per Tab

In vim you can open all files in present directory with vim *. All of a specific file type in directory with vim *.py. Recursively we use vim **/* and vim **/*.py. To open all files in tabs vim -p *...
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How can I get my tabs to spread to the width of my window?

I can't see a number of the tabs at the top, even though there's space to show them all. How can I fix this?
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:hi TabLine ctermfg=Whatever not working on Windows

I'm on windows, using vim 8.0. When I do :hi TabLine ctermfg=Red ctermbg=Black The background of the unselected tabs changes, but not the foreground. It stays Cyan. It works properly for TabLineSel ...
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How can I keep the Tab title text fixed, during movement through separate split panes/panels?

Generally, I only use split panes inside of a Tab when using plugins like NerdTree, TagBar, and Codi, or when opening up helptags with :help. When I enter one of these panes, the Tab title text ...
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Can I display a list of the tabs in a side-pane?

can I display a list of the tabs in a side pane, so you can switch by selecting from it? Something similar to NERDTree's pane. I want to be able to toggle it into view, select the tab I want in ...
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Rather than tabnext and tabprevious can I get a list of tabs and select the one to switch to?

Instead of using tabnext and tabprevious is there a command or a plugin which can list your tabs vertically so you can navigate up and down and choose the one to switch to? I am thing along the lines ...
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Vim - relative tab navigation [duplicate]

Is there a way to make gt work in the opposite way of gT when given a count? 2gT moves two tabs to the left. 2gt moves to the second tab, but I would like to instead move two tabs to the right. How ...
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How do I select the other files in a tab?

When I run the tabs command the file mix.exs in the same tab as NERDTree, (i.e. tab 2), but I can't access it, as it seems to be in the background or hidden in some way. How can I bring mix.exs to the ...
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What are viewport, layout and workspace in relation to tabs

I'm making tentative steps into using tabs in Vim. It seems a bit ridiculous, I've been using tabs in everything for the last 18 years: Visual Studio Every browser since Opera came up with them ...
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Is there a way to move n tabs forward?

I'm familiar with ngT, which will move n tabs backward. Is there an equivalent way to move forward? I know that if I have 5 tabs open and I'm on tab 3, I can use 3gT to move backwards to tab 5. ...
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Print full filename in tabs when using terminal Vim

I use Vim 8.0 (homebrew) from iTerm 3. How do I use full filenames instead of these abominations that Vim seems to print by default? Some context as filenames: sidebar.php sponsors.php donate....
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Is it possible to open a tab in a window and not a window in a tab?

The question in short: Is it possible to open a tab in a window and not a window in a tab?. Like this: Instead of this: Some background related to the question: I'm used to the interface like the ...
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How can I make Neovim return to the tab that was active before running `:Git diff`?

How can I make Neovim automatically return to the tabpage that was active before running :Git diff %? Before I commit my work in git, I often run :Git diff to review changes (the :Git command is ...