I've got a few tmux key bindings like this, which allow me to switch windows without using the mouse

bind -n M-Left select-pane -L    ## move left one pane

How can I bind a single key that can cycle through the panes on the screen (similar to how ALT+TAB works)?

  • Like a single key for ALT+TAB? – Android Dev Sep 27 '16 at 18:26
  • yes, exactly. let me update the question to clarify. – Mark Harrison Sep 27 '16 at 19:56
  • I edited your question to use <kbd> tags for ALT+TAB – Android Dev Sep 27 '16 at 19:57

With default keybindings:

Ctrl+b n

will flip thru to the next window, same way alt-tab works for windowed applications.

Ctrl+b o

Should flip through the panes within the window.


For instance, you could use bind-key -n M-Up next-window to cycle through windows, 1 at a time by pressing Meta+CursorUp (Alt+CursorUp on most systems).

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