This might be old news for some but today I discovered firefox like tabs (not to be confused with tab character for indenting) in vim (not gvim).
To open a file in a new tab while inside vim simply do:
To open all files in a directory in vim tabs from command line do:
vim -p dir_name/*
To move around in tabs in command mode you do:
It is hard to google for them as it is easy to confuse them with tab character. Here is the online doc page for them:
The current tab was setup to be not underlined vs other tabs were underline I discovered the way to show current tab in reverse:
:highlight TabLineSel cterm=reverse
Thank you Daniel Wong for introducing me to vim tabs. It was instant pay off on encouraging Daniel to use either use a real programmers’ editor like Vim or Emacs instead of gedit and teaching him the basic Vim (once he choose my choice of text editor on his own, I did not pressure him, honest).