I tried to bind Shift+left / Shift+Right to change Windows on tmux and it just wont work. When I do alt+arrow it works perfectly. Tried with

bind -n S-left  prev
bind -n S-right next

and with

bind -n S-Left  previous-window
bind -n S-Right next-window  

and neither of them work. However,

bind-key -n M-Right next-window
bind-key -n M-Left previous-window 

work perfectly. Im using Konsole on Debian. Here's my .tmux.conf

# remap prefix from 'C-b' to 'C-a'
unbind C-b
set-option -g prefix C-Space
bind-key C-Space send-prefix
set -g default-terminal "screen-256color"
set -g mouse on
set -g terminal-overrides "xterm-color256:smcup@:rmcup@"
bind -n S-Left  previous-window
bind -n S-Right next-window   

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The problem was that the binding was already used in konsole, as soon as I changed it from konsole it started working on tmux.

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