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Set Transparent status bar on Tmux

Set Transparent status bar on Tmux

Tmux is one of the most useful tool when it comes to using a linux terminal.

Tmux is a terminal multiplexer, it allows a user to access multiple terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, while providing a single screen to work on. Tmux is useful for running more than one command-line program at the same time, increasing productivity and the way you work.

Let's look at how to set the status bar opacity to transparent pattern by altering tmux config.

Making the status bar transparent on Tmux

In case you are looking to change the status bar's opacity to transparent, it can be done by editing the config in ~/.tmux.conf

vim ~/.tmux.conf

Then you'll have to add the following code in the file-

set-option -g status-style bg=default

This is considering the fact that you are on the latest tmux.

You can reset a tmux config in case you feel some of your tmux plugins are not working as expected or if you have messed up your tmux. You can start with a clean config.

I hope this tutorial for killing panes and windows in tmux was useful. You can also check out the complete tmux cheatsheet of keyboard shortcuts and mouse shortcuts.