Keyboard Shortcuts for tmux ~ A Useful Guide!!

Here we will discuss the tmux Keyboard Shortcuts. tmux is a terminal multiplexer. It allows the user to access the single window with multiple terminal sessions. It is available on Unix based operating systems.

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Last updated on Oct 17, 2020.

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Sessions Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+BthenS It is used to show all sessions
Ctrl+Bthen$ This key will rename the session
Ctrl+Bthen( Helps to move to the previous session
Ctrl+Bthen) It will move to the next session
Ctrl+BthenD This key is used to detach from the session

Windows Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+BthenC It is used to create a window
Ctrl+BthenN This key will show the next window
Ctrl+Bthen09 It helps to switch or select a window by the number
Ctrl+Bthen, It will rename the current window
Ctrl+BthenP This key helps to show the previous window

Panes Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Bthen; It is used to toggle the last active pane
Ctrl+Bthen% This key will split the pane vertically
Ctrl+Bthen It is used to split pane horizontally
Ctrl+Bthen{ Helps to move the current pane to left
Ctrl+Bthen} This shortcut key will help to move the current pane to the right
Ctrl+Bthen← ↑ → ↓ It is used to switch the pane to the direction
Ctrl+BthenQ This shortcut key will show the pane numbers
Ctrl+BthenZ Helps to toggle pane zoom
Ctrl+Bthen! It is used to convert a pane into a window
Ctrl+BthenUpdown or
Ctrl+BthenCtrl+↑ ↓
Helps to resize the current pane height
Ctrl+Bthen← → or
Ctrl+BthenCtrl+← →
It is used to resize the current pane width
Ctrl+BthenSpace This key will toggle between pane layouts
Ctrl+BthenO Helps to switch to next pane
Ctrl+BthenX It will close the current pane

Copy mode Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Bthen[ It will enter the copy mode
Ctrl+BthenPage Up This key is used to enter the copy mode and the scroll one page up
Q It helps to Quite a mode
G Used to go to the top line
↑ ↓ This shortcut key will help to scroll up/down
H It will help to move the cursor on the left
J This shortcut key is used to move the cursor on the down
K Helps to move the cursor up
L Used to move the cursor on the right
W It will move the cursor forward one word at a time
B It helps to move the cursor backward one word at a time
/ This key is used to search forward
? It will help to search backward
N Used to next keyword occurrence
Shift+N This key will helps to previous keyword occurrence
Space Helps to start a selection
Esc It will clear the selection
Enter This key helps to copy the selection
Ctrl+Bthen] Used to paste contents of buffer_0

From this article, you can get to know the simple Keyboard shortcuts for tmux. If you have any doubts/suggestions then leave it in the below comment section.

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