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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What do plugin-generated tab names mean?

I've long wondered if the cryptic tab names that some plugins generate have meaning. For example, fugitive's :Gstatus opens a new tab with the name f///h/r/g/r/.g//, and coc-fzf with g:...
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Cannot switch tabs when in terminal tab

For using the terminal while working with Rust. I've added this config (NVIM) (TTerm one). if has('nvim') command Ter vsplit term://zsh command Tter tabe term://zsh else command Terminal ...
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How can I get the active window in a tab?

For example, if I do: % vim file :tabedit one :split two I end up with two tabs, and one tab with two windows. How can I get the active window of the second tab? My goal is to get a list of all tabs ...
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Tab page is closing when deleting buffer

I'm using bufferline.nvim in order to display both buffers and tab pages on the tabline, whenever i delete a buffer with bd, all the buffers on that tab page are deleted as well, alongisde with the ...
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How to open a file in the last active gvim instance

I recently discovered -p and --remote-tab. Since I edit loads of files at the same time, sometimes with over 50 gvim instances open (and I am not a fan of buffers), I could use a bit of decluttering. ...
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Favor existing window of an active buffer when opening that file/buffer from a different window

I have a tab with the following window structure within: ________________________________ a | | x | ...
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Display left margin visually starting from specified nonzero column

I am beginning to use Vim for C++ development. Many of my lines are within deep for loops or if conditions that with indenting and wrapping disallowed gives a structure that looks like this. x here is ...
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Diff buffer with disk file -- understanding the output tab/windows

I use the solution provided here, reproduced below: function! s:DiffWithSaved() let filetype=&ft diffthis vnew | r # | normal! 1Gdd diffthis exe "setlocal bt=nofile bh=wipe nobl ...
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Modification of a tab's windows to specified format

I have the following structure of a tab in Vim. x marks the cursor position. (Note that I don't have control over how these windows are placed in the tab in the first place. It is the default debug ...
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Apply `:mkview` to all open tabs at exit from Vim

I use Vim from the CLI and use tabs rather than buffers (as I understand the terminology). I may or may not open multiple files using the -p option, but end up with a few tabs open at once. If I ...
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How to customize the name of each tab in Vim/NeoVim?

I have patched my own nerd-font and I want those cool icons for each file-type to be shown in the name of tab in Vim/NeoVim. I guess this can be done easily like I have customized my zsh command ...
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How can I drag a file onto MacVim and make it open in a new buffer instead of new tab?

I have MacVim 8.2.2576. When I drag a file onto it from the Finder it opens in a new tab. I have seen the :help drag-n-drop but I did not see any option as I prefer. Is there any ways to configure ...
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Open vim with vsp and tabs on startup

I want the following configuration: Tab1: file 1 || file 2 Tab2: file 1 || file 3 I can open vsp with vim using vim -O file1 file2 I can open tabs with vim using vim -p file1 file2 Can I combine the ...
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How to expand the splitted window using short key?

I have two vertically splited windows. I see from Ctrl+W s not splitting windows in Vim that Ctrl-W-| should resize the window. But it does not. Actually, nothing happens. If I manually resize the ...
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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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Open a file from a new blank tab in vim

If I've already opened a tab with: :tabe Is it possible to load the file in that tab? For example, to do something like: :o ~/.vimrc In other words, instead of doing :tabe ~/.vimrc, can I do that ...
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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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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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