A set of tmux options that should be acceptable to everyone.
Inspired by vim-sensible.
Tested and working on Linux, OSX and Cygwin.
tmux-sensibleoptions should be acceptable to every tmux user!
If any of the options bothers you, please open an issue and it will probably be updated (or removed).
- if you think a new option should be added, feel free to open a pull request.
- no overriding of user defined settings.
.tmux.confsettings are respected and they won't be changed. That way you can use
tmux-sensibleif you have a few specific options.
- group standard tmux community options in one place
- remove clutter from your
- educate new tmux users about basic options
# utf8 is on set -g utf8 on set -g status-utf8 on # address vim mode switching delay (http://superuser.com/a/252717/65504) set -s escape-time 0 # increase scrollback buffer size set -g history-limit 50000 # tmux messages are displayed for 4 seconds set -g display-time 4000 # refresh 'status-left' and 'status-right' more often set -g status-interval 5 # set only on OS X where it's required set -g default-command "reattach-to-user-namespace -l $SHELL" # upgrade $TERM set -g default-terminal "screen-256color" # emacs key bindings in tmux command prompt (prefix + :) are better than # vi keys, even for vim users set -g status-keys emacs # focus events enabled for terminals that support them set -g focus-events on # super useful when using "grouped sessions" and multi-monitor setup setw -g aggressive-resize on
# easier and faster switching between next/prev window bind C-p previous-window bind C-n next-window
Above bindings enhance the default
prefix + p and
prefix + n bindings by
allowing you to hold
Ctrl and repeat
a + p/
a + n (if your prefix is
C-a), which is a lot quicker.
# source .tmux.conf as suggested in `man tmux` bind R source-file '~/.tmux.conf'
"Adaptable" key bindings that build upon your
# if prefix is 'C-a' bind C-a send-prefix bind a last-window
If prefix is
C-b, above keys will be
If prefix is
C-z, above keys will be
z... you get the idea.
Installation with Tmux Plugin Manager (recommended)
Add plugin to the list of TPM plugins in
set -g @plugin 'tmux-plugins/tmux-sensible'
prefix + I to fetch the plugin and source it. That's it!
Clone the repo:
$ git clone https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tmux-sensible ~/clone/path
Add this line to the bottom of
Reload TMUX environment with
$ tmux source-file ~/.tmux.conf, and that's it.
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