I have just bought a new macbook pro and am using the Terminal to code. I have read a lot of posts about pane splitting, but nothing answers my question (or none of the solutions have worked). I have figured out that I can open a new pane using command-d and close it using command-shift-d, however I cannot figure out how to switch between panes.

Edit: I am starting in vim, and want to navigate to the regular terminal.

Here is a picture of the editor before pane splitting: enter image description here

Here is a picture after the split, but can not figure out how to navigate to the above pane to start using the terminal: enter image description here


  • Model: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
  • OS: OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.3
  • Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Terminal: Version 2.5.3 (343.7)
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    Does apple.stackexchange.com/questions/6504/… answer your question? Basically you only can interact with one pane, the others are read-only.
    – nohillside
    Jun 10 '15 at 9:36
  • @patrix yes it does! thanks a lot. I have now installed iTerm2 to be able to achieve what I want.
    – Vaderico
    Jun 10 '15 at 10:06
  • @Vaderico faster than on SO, isn't it? Jun 10 '15 at 11:42
  • @Thomas what do you mean by SO?
    – Vaderico
    Jun 10 '15 at 11:55
  • @Vaderico StackOverflow Jun 10 '15 at 11:56

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