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Getting Started with tmux by J.D. Victor Quinn

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Handy configuration tips

What follows are a handful of configuration tips we have picked up throughout the years that are a bit useful and not necessarily obvious even after understanding the mechanics of how to configure tmux. These tips include the following:

  • Binding the double tapping of the prefix key to last-window
  • Changing the escape time
  • Lengthening the history limit
  • Lengthening the display time
  • Starting the base index at 1

Binding the double tapping of the prefix key to last-window

This is one of our favorite tricks. More often than not, once you switch to a window and see some information, you want to switch back to the one you came from.

As the title here implies, this can be made very easy by creating a key binding for the prefix key that performs ...

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