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When I use make into vim, with :make it automatically jump to the first error, displaying a new buffer in the current tab if needed.

I use vim with multiple tabs, most of the time the error buffer is already opened in another tab. Because of that, using :tabn or :tabp doesn't work in my case. :b# either... And the previous buffer could be the non last edited one.

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There are two ways to address this:

  1. Use :make! and vim won't switch the buffer in the first place.
  2. Set switchbuf to useopen,usetab and the implicit :cf will attempt to switch to an existing window or tab displaying the buffer.
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switchbuf=usetab is exactly what I wanted, thanks! – Jérôme Jan 4 '12 at 16:23

You can try CTRL-o.

I use CTRL-z before make, then fg bring vim back.

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I am using make inside vim – Jérôme Jan 4 '12 at 15:12

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