unnecessary(?) default keybinding conflict in tmux

Bug #912637 reported by Will Elwood on 2012-01-06
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Bug Description

I've found that Alt+[Left|Right] switches windows with tmux, but these keys are also used by irssi and weechat IRC clients to switch windows.

Since tmux (and screen) are set up so F3|F4 switches windows, is it necessary to also have the Alt+[Left|Right] combo in the defaults?

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Thanks for the report. I don't use irssi or weechat, so I wasn't familiar with those. It's easy to disable those in your local ~/.byobu/tmux.conf with:
unbind-key -n M-Left
unbind-key -n M-Right

Perhaps it just needs documentation.

What about ctrl-shift-left and ctrl-shift-right? Are those in use by anything else?

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status: New → Incomplete
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status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Will Elwood (w.elwood08) wrote :

Thanks for the quick fix and the instructions for unbinding, tmux is new to me so I probably just haven't absorbed the existing documentation. I'm not aware of anything using the new combo, but that's hardly saying much!

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