8 years ago
Switch back to the tab you last used (most-recently used (MRU) tab). Only works for back and forth between the current and MRU tab, so you'll need some other way to get to other tabs (e.g. the native functions or some remap).
"When triggered by leaving a tab, records current tab number (to allow switching back "to later) autocmd TabLeave * call RememberMRU_Tab() "When leaving a tab, record the tab number as the MRU tab function! RememberMRU_Tab() let g:MRU_Tab = tabpagenr() endfunction "Switch to the MRU tab function! SwitchToMRU_Tab() "returns the last available tab page let s:lastTab = tabpagenr("$") "Returns the current tab number let s:currentTab = tabpagenr() "only try to switch if MRU_tab isn't beyond last tab, "and MRU_tab isn't current tab if ((g:MRU_Tab <= s:lastTab) && (g:MRU_Tab != s:currentTab)) execute "tabnext" g:MRU_Tab endif endfunction "Switch to most-recently used (MRU) Tab with <Control-Tab> nnoremap <silent> <C-tab> :call SwitchToMRU_Tab()<CR>