Use the prefix
^Ctrl-a. This is the most ergonomic combination, offering the least ulnar deviation. It does require, however, that the bash shortcut for moving the cursor to the start of the line (
^Ctrl-a) be executed twice. This is not applicable if using the
vi-mode plugin for Zsh, which allows Vim-like motions on the command-line.
tmux new -s <session>
tmux attach -t <session>
How to swap panes
swap-pane command can do this for you. The
} keys are bound to
swap-pane -U and
swap-pane -D in the default configuration.
How to copy text with a vertical split
<prefix>-z to expand (zoom) the current pane. Copy the needed text. Use
<prefix>-z to return the pane to its original size.