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In the last days i became very addicted of using the combination terminator (in full screen) + screen + vim. But i'm having problems with the ctrl + right and ctrl + left key mappings, they are erasing text instead of jumping words. I already checked and it works as expected when using only terminator and vim.

Somebody know how to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

It's probably due to TERM being set to screen. If using bash, try:

export TERM=xterm

before running vim.

Note this might have other consequences, so you might want to try other terminals if that's the case.

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Tks, it works like a charm – Dimas Kotvan Dec 3 '10 at 13:07
Nice, glad it worked fine for you! – Dec 4 '10 at 15:21
Thanks; I really wanted to use byobu in ubunut, but these issues just made it frustrating. – nlucaroni Sep 26 '11 at 20:30

You can also use :set term=xterm inside of vim

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