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By default, tmux seems to be using

C-b, Left to move left a pane
C-b, Right to move right pane
...

I want to use

C-b, h to move left a pane
C-b, l to move right a pane 
...

Here's my current attempt in .tmux.config:

unbind Left
unbind Right
unbind Up
unbind Down

bind h select-pane -L
bind j select-pane -D
bind k select-pane -U
bind l select-pane -R

I would appreciate any assistance.

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This is what I use here and it works, tmux version 1.6. –  Thor Oct 12 '12 at 14:52

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This is an old question, but I will answer it so that people in the future will not struggle to find the same simple answer.

The problem is that the bind command does not really work correctly in versions of tmux prior to 1.5, and I was running tmux on an old system. The only correct solution, given that I lacked root, was to download the updated source and build my own version.

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