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Vim hide buffer like in emacs?

By default, Vim will refuse to replace the current buffer with another one if it contains unsaved changes. You'll need to add the option below to your vimrc if you don't want that behavior (and you ...
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Is it possible to open a tab in a window and not a window in a tab?

From :h tab-page-intro: A tab page holds one or more windows. You can easily switch between tab pages, so that you have several collections of windows to work on different things. Usually ...
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Parsing winlayout() For Toggling Multiple Windows At Once

Full restore If you want to restore layout with multiple termina buffers, you must restore other windows and buffers too, so it's in fact a full buffer layout restore, it's usage is not limited to ...
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Is it possible to open a tab in a window and not a window in a tab?

No you can't, here's why: Vim use multiple concepts to handle text files: Buffer: An in-memory version of a file. Editing a file will in fact edit the buffer before writing (i.e. saving) anything to ...
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Vim hide buffer like in emacs?

Close window: Ctrl-w c Close all other windows: Ctrl-w o, (o for "only") For more information open vim and enter the command :help window. Look particularly at sections 3 and 4.
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How to map two commands with only one key

I was mapping two commands to one F-key to execute 2 plugin commands and none of the above worked for me. The only option that worked for me was with to <CR>: nnoremap <F10> :Doctest <...
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Setting 'viewdir' does not work with :mkview

My problem here is caused by my single quote in viewdir So I removed it and it's ok.
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Is there a way to resize a split such that it exactly fits its content (plus/minus N lines of buffer-space)?

Yes. :execute 'resize' line("$") + 5
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What is the use case of vim Ctrl+w s?

Having multiple views of the same buffer allows you to quickly compare or copy-and-paste without moving back and forth, as @RudyB's answer explains. Another use case is the opening of another file; ...
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Vpslit - open on the right side of session instead of left?

Put the following in your vimrc: set splitright Read :h splitright for more information.
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Shell running inside vim windows

You need Vim 8.1, then you can use the following command: :below terminal ++rows=10 Normally a terminal is opened above the current window, but with below it is opened at the bottom. And in this ...
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Quit a window by its win_getid() identifier?

You can retrieve the window number (as opposed to the window ID) and then use wincmd to close: let winnr = win_id2win(og) if winnr > 0 execute winnr.'wincmd c' endif Keep in mind this won't ...
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How do I evenly distribute GVim windows started from a key-binding?

It appears as though your needs may be met by using tabs. See :help tabpage in Vim for general help, but here are a few relevant commands: Start Vim with vim -p filename ... to open each file in a ...
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quickfix window and location list open at the same time causes weird resize

Unfortunately there is no easy way to fix this at the moment, the OP has opened a vim-go issue and we agree that this is something vim-go can do better. Now we just need someone to spend time fixing ...
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How to manage windows properly

I don’t use NERDTree myself, but reading the documentation it looks like you want the s map, which opens the selected file in a new vertical split. You may also need to add set splitright to your ....
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Redirect output to a persistent window that respect window layout

Remove :botright as it does: :bo[tright] {cmd} Execute {cmd}. If it contains a command that splits a window, it will appear at the bottom and occupy the full width of the Vim ...
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How do you use buffers/panes? Possible to move a buffer into another pane?

The "Files" (called buffers in Vim documentation) are not associated to "Panes" (called windows in Vim documentation). To have buffer 4 to window B you could: Go to window B and ...
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Setting 'viewdir' does not work with :mkview

My problem was that set viewdir cannot be a list, like backupdir, directory, undodir all can. " apply same list pattern as I use for other *dir options set viewdir^=~/myViewDir/ " fails, ...
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Forcing integrated terminal to scroll down after relayed command

If you have the window ID then win_execute({winid}, {command}) should be useful. It is like execute() but operates in the context of the specified window. Something like: :call win_execute({winid}, '$'...
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Is it possible to save/restore just window layout (no buffers etc.)?

A window cannot exist without any buffer attached. Just make sure you have an empty unnamed buffer in every window and save the session.
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How to open netrw at each vim session but have the cursor on the code (and not on the tree) when opening

You can add a second VimScript command to be executed after :Vexplore. Here wincmd w is equivalent to the <Ctrl+w>w key combination which toggles windows (see Vim documentation: windows). ...
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How to manage windows properly

Nerdtree is the beast on its own (don't like it personally but anyway) You can try following snippet of code: func! MyOpen() abort let selected = g:NERDTreeFileNode.GetSelected() if selected ...
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Is there a way to resize a split such that it exactly fits its content (plus/minus N lines of buffer-space)?

Manual approach You can use 2<c-w>0 to resize current window to fit buffer, with 2 extra lines. It's fully commented, read comment as explanation. " Resize window to fit buffer + <count>...
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Set option on window without going to the window and come back

The function setwinvar can change options using the & syntax: call setwinvar(1, "&list", 0) You can execute any code in the context of another window using win_execute (vim only): call ...
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how to remotely focus Vim through the clientserver

I don't believe this is possible, other than by the methods you have already suggested. I don't think Vim knows whether or not the terminal it is in has focus, and it definitely has no method of ...
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Shell running inside vim windows

For older Vim versions, there is Conque Shell, a no-longer-supported plugin which nevertheless has served me well in the past, and for now, continues to do so. It's still provided by e.g. vim-addons, ...
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Quit a window by its win_getid() identifier?

Recent vim includes win_execute() which works across tabpages. call win_execute(og, 'close') Beware of changes fired by autocmds from the vimhelp: The window will temporarily be made the current ...
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How do I prevent a gVim server window stealing focus when receiving a remote command?

A solution to this problem is mentioned in Vim's documentation (:h --remote). The following command should open filename to line_number: gvim --servername DEBUG --remote-send "<C-\><C-N&...
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If I split the screen and open a Netrw dir listing in one window, Vim won't let me focus that window

Starting vim using vim -u NONE won't work because you need a vimrc file with set nocp filetype plugin on The two settings are needed because "netrw" is actually a plugin distributed with vim by ...
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