If carpel tunnel is a real fear, remapping
control key will assuage your troubles.
Many Vim packages rely on
control to unlock their Vim toolset. Tmux uses it (in conjunction with the literal letter 'b') to move to different panes (tmux). This is the primary reason for this post.
control is in a shitty spot on standard keyboard layouts. Reaching for
control, over time, garners pain in your hands quicker than you think. I've used Vim for the past five years with no finger pain. I include instructions to remap CAPS LOCK below:
5. (Optional) Set
# Ctrl-b sucks. lets bind ctrl-a instead unbind C-b set -g prefix C-a
The literal letter 'a' is closer to CAPS LOCK than 'b'.