Today I wanted to mention a simple vim plugin I’ve been using and loving. Its called ZoomWindow and here’s how it works:

Imagine you have a set of windows split open, with a few files that are related to each other, and you’re occasionally referencing details in others, but primarily working only in one of the windows. A large part of your vim real estate is taken by these things you’re when only referencing them. Tabs are a decent approach to alleviate the problem, but prevent you from easily seeing things side by side, and clutter up your tab space.

ZoomWindow allow you to hit <c-w> o when in a window to make that window take over your entire session. Hitting <c-w> o again brings you back to the splits exactly as you left them.

The plugin is packaged as a vimball and can be found at Enjoy!