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I have this in my .emacs which works in X mode. (global-set-key [C-tab] 'next-multiframe-window) I have tried to M-x global-set-key C-tab but only the TAB registers which successfully remaps tab to 'next-multiframe-window

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This is no doubt because your keyboard does not send C-<tab> to Emacs in terminal mode. That's normal. What you can do instead is bind a similar key, such as C-c TAB (or any other key sequence that your terminal recognizes) to the same command.

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