Vertical Tabs module allows you to output form (in our case, node form) fieldsets as vertical tabs. Vertical Tabs Default Tab advances this behaviour, allowing you to move remaining top level node form elements (including, but not limited to title and body) into default vertical tab, leaving only buttons below. This reduces height of node forms, greatly improving usability for complex content types with lots of fields/fieldgroups.
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Install module as usual, then go to node type configuration page. You will see there "Vertical tabs default tab" fieldset, where you will be able to give a title for your default tab of this content type. Enter the title, and enjoy new look.
You may also implement
hook_vt_default_tab_alter(&$exclude_keys, &$exclude_types, &$form) for precise control of what gets inside default tab.
$exclude_keys is array of excluded top level form element names, and
$exclude_types is array of excluded top level form element types.
This module just creates another "default" fieldset. If your default tab shows as fieldset, you need to configure Vertical Tabs module so "default" fieldset becomes a tab.