tmux-suspend VS vim-tmux-navigator

Compare tmux-suspend vs vim-tmux-navigator and see what are their differences.


Plugin that lets you suspend local tmux session, so that you can work with nested remote tmux session painlessly. (by MunifTanjim)


Seamless navigation between tmux panes and vim splits (by christoomey)
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tmux-suspend vim-tmux-navigator
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0.0 0.0
11 months ago 13 days ago
Shell Vim Script
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of tmux-suspend. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-09.


Posts with mentions or reviews of vim-tmux-navigator. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-27.
  • How would I get the name of the program running in the window that zellij run was ran in?
    2 projects | /r/zellij | 27 Nov 2023
    I'm a tmux migrant and wanted functionality similar to tmux-navigator for vim. In short, it lets me bind the same key combination to change vim splits and tmux scripts that either switch panes or forward the input to the vim plugin that does one of the other. Say you have an empty pane, a pane with vim with two splits and a third pane pane all in a line. The first time the user wants to move focus, vim is not running so the script simply moves focus in tmux. The scond time the user presses the bind, it's passed to vim and the vim plugin sees you have a split to move to so you move focus between splits. The third press the plugin realizes that there are no more panes, so it moves you to the final tmux pane.
  • termux style🖤
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 21 Apr 2023
    For example, the killer plugin in tmux for me would be vim-tmux-navigator which allows you to switch seemlessly between Vim and tmux. The reason why you would want this is because tmux is a better option than using Vim's built-in terminal.
  • wow: Tmux navigation works out-of-the-box!
    3 projects | /r/AstroNvim | 8 Feb 2023
  • Plugin for following logs?
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 23 Jan 2023
    Might I suggest tmux? You'd get all you needed and there is a nice plugin that lets you set up a single layer of movement keys (i use ctrl-h/j/k/l) to move around between both nvim splits and tmux splits.
  • using nvim + tmux
    6 projects | /r/neovim | 10 Jan 2023
    To begin, you should check out tmux plugins manger/tpm, which will feel pretty familiar if you're used to working with nvim plugins. Once you have that up and running you can plug vim-tmux-navigator, which allows you to move smoothly through tmux and nvim panes using ctrl-h/j/k/l. There are various other tmux plugins that are super-useful for customizing your tmux workspace.
  • Getting Started with Tmux
    12 projects | | 11 Dec 2022
    Tmux becomes more awesome when you use something like Alacritty or Kitty and map your system's key (Apple's command key or... whatever it would be on Linux or Windows) and use that as your "tmux key". That way you can make single-chord bindings for all things tmux and life becomes better. If you use Vim, adding VimTmuxNavigator[0] improves things so much. For example, to seemlessly switch between panes, be they tmux panes or vim panes, I use `cmd-h`, `cmh-j`, `cmd-k`, `cmd-l`.

    It's possible to achieve "command as tmux key" with iTerm which I did do for years but I don't recommend it. It's very hacky.


  • Why is Tmux better than neovim's built-in terminal?
    8 projects | /r/neovim | 12 Nov 2022
    To simplify the commands to navigate between windows, you can use - then you can seamlessly move between terminals and neovim panes with the same shortcut. Moving windows is still different.
  • Leap.nvim: Neovim’s Answer to the Mouse
    27 projects | | 8 Oct 2022
  • Software development veteran who's always used vim -- should I be using tmux?
    6 projects | /r/tmux | 3 Oct 2022 or
  • What took the longest to get use to?!
    2 projects | /r/vim | 25 Sep 2022
    I use tmux all the time and I'm in vim most of the time too. They completely integrate with eachother with vim-tmux-navigator. Use the same keybinding to move across tmux panes and vim and vim splits.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing tmux-suspend and vim-tmux-navigator you can also consider the following projects:

tmux.nvim - A tiny plugin for seamless switching between vim splits and tmux panes


i3-resurrect - Simple solution to saving and restoring i3 workspaces

tilix - A tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3

alpha-nvim - a lua powered greeter like vim-startify / dashboard-nvim

Tmuxinator - Manage complex tmux sessions easily

vim-plug - :hibiscus: Minimalist Vim Plugin Manager

wezterm - A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

tmuxp - 🖥️ tmux session manager. built on libtmux

neovim - Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

tmux-resurrect - Persists tmux environment across system restarts.