Ubuntu – Disable keybindings in byobu using tmux backend


I've setup the alt + arrow keys bindings for changing tab in vim (in .vimrc):

map <silent><A-Right> :tabnext<CR> 
map <silent><A-Left> :tabprevious<CR> 

this however does not work under byobu with tmux backend, I guess because it is remapped by byobu.

I tried setting:

unbind -n M-right
unbind -n M-left

in .tmux.conf or .byobu/keybindings.tmux without success.

Anyone has a suggestion on how to fix it?

Best Answer

You're so close! You're just missing the capitalization of "R" in M-Right and "L" in M-Left.

Just add the following to ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux:

unbind -n M-Right
unbind -n M-Left

And then press F5 to reload your profile.

Full Disclosure: I am the author and maintainer of Byobu.