Is it possible to set up a command that can be toggled, dimensions increased or decreased that allows one to view the display of a window in a tab not from column 0 but from, say, column 10 to the right like so?
There is no built-in way to do it afaik.
I tried using repeated zl's (scroll right) to reach my desired scroll position. The trouble, however, is ...
You've asked for it (tm). set nobl implies that buffer will NOT be shown in :ls output. See :h 'buflisted', :h :ls. Do not copy/paste so blindly.
By default vertical splits are opened with respect to :h 'splitright' option (defaults to unset). Either set splitright globally or overwrite it for a particular command with :h :rightbelow modifier.
vnew et al. ...
I've come up with a simpler solution that meets my own needs.
It doesn't meet the OP's requirement of not using -p (unless hiding it behind a script is good enough).
Note that vim -p single_file seems to behave the same as vim single_file, so always using the -p option doesn't appear to be a problem.
I habitually invoke vim by typing vi or view. I find the ...
There are multiple ways to do this, I'm sure, but it seems to me that a very straightforward approach is to...
Close windows A and F (for example, just move the cursor to each one and do :close).
That'll leave you with:
B | D | E |
| | |
____| | |
C | ...