I just started using tmux and trying to get a few bindings to work the same as on screen. One of the binding that I used very often on screen was to start copy mode and selection at the same time, as it is very useful when in vi (position the cursor where you want using vi commands, and start selecting with one command). I tried the below, but it doesn't work:
bind Space copy-mode ; send-keys Space
It starts the copy mode, but send-keys command seems to be ignored. I also tried sending the "[ Space" as a key sequence, but that didn't even switch the mode, though I can see they get sent literally. Is there a different way that this can be achieved?