I can successfully switch panes in tmux with the following command:
Ctrl+bleft arrow (or any other direction)
However, because I am impatient, I usually want to start typing in the new pane immediately. For example, to switch panes and then start typing, I might type either of the following sequences:
Ctrl+bleft arrowright arrow
Ctrl+bleft arrowEscdown arrow
Both of these sequences, when typed quickly, result in unintended consequences. When I type the final arrow key, tmux is still in function mode and either switches back to a different pane or resizes the current pane, respectively.
Therefore, how can I quickly switch panes and begin typing in the new pane immediately?
I would prefer to leave all of tmux's default settings (especially
display-panes-time) at their default values and am looking for more of a key-sequence solution instead.
I believe another way to phrase this question more broadly is: In tmux, how do I switch from function mode to meta mode without waiting for time equal to tmux's
escape-time setting to pass by?