28 Jul '12, 4am
Moore Cowbell - How We Use tmux for Remote Pair Programming
Are you really using the default ctrl-b? I have mapped caps-lock to ctrl, and ctrl-a as the tmux prefix, as I'm sure many others have. It makes it very easy to type tmux commands, because you can just use a single gesture; hit caps-lock and 'a' at the same time with the appropriate fingers "locked" together. On a different level, facilities like panes and tabs should really be provided at the OS window-manager level. This would give a consistent set of commands for navigating and manipulating panes and tabs across apps, and even allow you to break-out panes into tabs or seperate windows, and vice-versa, at the window manager level. It's a sign that the OS window managers aren't good enough when each application has to implement the functionality within itself, leading to multiple incompatible layers.