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I have used this command: set-window-option -g xterm-keys on in the .tmux.conf file from this thread to move by whole words in tmux but it's not working. I have been googling this issue for the last 3 hours and none of the solutions work.

I am running:

  • Ubuntu 18.04.1
  • Tmux: 2.6
  • GNOME Shell 3.28.3

My tmux config file.

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    I think the bind-key -n "C-Left" ... you have will take precedence. You should try removing it, and probably then not need xterm-keys. – meuh Jun 13 '19 at 16:00
  • @meuh Sometimes even I am amazed at my stupidity. Thanks for pointing the error. – zindarod Jun 13 '19 at 16:17

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