switch vim buffers

A better way to switch between vim buffers

Here is what it does:

  • switch between vim buffers with alt-tab
  • show all opened buffer in tabline on top while switching
  • hide the tabline while in insert mode

Put this in your .vimrc

function! SwitchBuffer()
    :set showtabline=2
    augroup enable
        autocmd InsertEnter    * :set showtabline=0
    augroup END


this wont work without a plugin that shows all buffers in tabline, for vim itself doesn’t do that.

I’m using vim-bufferline + vim-lightline.

Alternatives: lightline-bufferline, airline etc. as long as it uses tabline for buffers list.