Message from discussion :help WITHOUT split screen
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 05:38:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: jeroen <jbu...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: :help WITHOUT split screen
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On Friday, March 30, 2012 2:24:48 PM UTC+2, jott...@googlemail.com wrote:
> Tarlika Elisabeth Schmitz wrote:
> > This is one of my biggest bug bears and it drives me absolutely nuts:
> > Is there a way to prevent :help from splitting the window?!
> > I never, ever want a horizontal split. I'd just like to see the help
> > text in a new tab.
> > I mostly use gvim, sometimes vim. So I need a solution that works in
> > both cases.
> :tab help topic
I always use that method to read help pages. In fact I have added an abbreviation in my .vimrc for it:
cabbrev help tab help
Now whenever you start typing :help on the commandline and press the spacebar the enter the subject, it will automatically expand to 'tab help'.