I just installed MiniBufExplorer in VIM on an Ubuntu server, to which I'm connecting using xterm from a Mac (via ssh).

From what I gather, after giving the command :set mouse=a I can use the mouse in general, an in particular to double-click the tabs in order to switch between them. This works when I'm using the Ubuntu Terminal (via VNC), but not through the Mac's xterm. The simple mouse control does work from the xterm, but not the double-clicks for switching between tabs.

I'd love to know:

  1. Is there a keyboard commands for switching between the MiniBufExplorer tabs?
  2. Is there a way to get the double-clicks to work on the xterm?



You can also jump to a buffer by referencing its number, e.g. :b1 :b2 :b3 etc...

  • This is way more useful than mouse commands. Thanks! – jbleners Jun 4 '11 at 18:36

Bind keys to :MBEbn<CR> and :MBEbp<CR>


You might need to set a few other things. From my .vimrc:

set mouse=a " Enable the mouse
set ttymouse=xterm2
behave xterm
set selectmode=mouse 

I can work with tabs etc. on remote systems just fine with these settings.

  • Thanks! just the "set ttymouse=xterm2" did the trick for me. However, do you know what about the keyboard commands for switching the tabs? – GJ. Aug 26 '10 at 18:10
  • I think for minibufexplorer if you put the cursor on a tab name and press "Enter" it switches. <tab> key cycles through, so you go <tab><tab><enter> and so on. You can also click on the one you want then press enter. – redacted Aug 26 '10 at 18:30

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