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I've setup the alt + arrow keys bindings for changing tab in vim (in .vimrc):

map <silent><A-Right> :tabnext<CR> 
map <silent><A-Left> :tabprevious<CR> 

this however does not work under byobu with tmux backend, I guess because it is remapped by byobu.

I tried setting:

unbind -n M-right
unbind -n M-left

in .tmux.conf or .byobu/keybindings.tmux without success.

Anyone has a suggestion on how to fix it?

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You're so close! You're just missing the capitalization of "R" in M-Right and "L" in M-Left.

Just add the following to ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux:

unbind -n M-Right
unbind -n M-Left

And then press F5 to reload your profile.

Full Disclosure: I am the author and maintainer of Byobu.

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thanks! but still it doesn't work, Alt-left and Alt-right still move word by word. And my vim keybindings do not work. I tried both uppercase and lowercase. –  Andrea Zonca Aug 9 '13 at 18:49
    
Hmm, I made the same mistake in my instructions. Try what's above. That's working perfectly for me... –  Dustin Kirkland Aug 12 '13 at 14:41
    
tried again with this configuration, also created a new user just to test this, still it does not work. I have byobu version 5.17 tmux 1.6 on 12.04.2 LTS. –  Andrea Zonca Aug 12 '13 at 18:21
    
Hmm, can you try updating to the latest Byobu release from the ppa? sudo apt-add-repository ppa:byobu/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y byobu –  Dustin Kirkland Aug 13 '13 at 2:20
    
thanks, updated to: byobu version 5.55 tmux 1.6, but still does not work. tested with no success also on another Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. I had to create keybindings.tmux myself, is it possible that it is not actually read? –  Andrea Zonca Aug 13 '13 at 6:20
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