it seems that the auto reconnect feature only works for the connection tab that's 'in front'. You have to switch to the other tabs before they attempt to reconnect. I don't think this is desirable. All connections are otherwise similar in that they update files when you write them locally. I was therefore expecting them to also reconnect when needed. My VPN connection is generally reliable but sometimes they fail. There is no visible indication when a :w in a vim window did not result in the file being written to the remote host. This leads to, let's say, 'confusion' :-)
Is there an extra option to have -all- connections auto reconnect or is this a bug? I'm using 5.1.4. Thanks for such an outstanding program. I've used it for years.