When possible I create 1 or 2 letter abbreviations for aliases and the like, e.g.
x for exit or
p for pwd at the command line.
When using vim and doing multiple tabs for different files (which I can switch between with
gT btw) I can edit an additional file with
:tabe filename which also creates a new tab.
Is there any shortcut or is there any way to create one (perhaps using the .vimrc file?) for something like