I'm using the byobu terminal so the keys F2, F3, and F4 (and others) are for the byobu commands.

In my .vimrc I have the following:

silent! nmap <C-p> :NERDTreeToggle<CR>
silent! map <F2> :NERDTreeToggle<CR>
silent! map <F3> :NERDTreeFind<CR>
let g:NERDTreeToggle="<F2>"
let g:NERDTreeMapActivateNode="<F3>"
let g:NERDTreeMapPreview="<F4>"

I would that the keybindings would be \q, \w, and \e respectively.

How can I do this?

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I think you just have to put the following:

let g:NERDTreeToggle="<leader>q"
let g:NERDTreeMapActivateNode="<leader>w"
let g:NERDTreeMapPreview="<leader>e"

assuming that \ is your leader, which it is by default.

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