Not only can you create new panes, but you may also start entirely new windows. This is useful, especially when you're moving onto another part of the project and need more space.
When you start tmux with the
tmux command, you're automatically put into a new window. At the bottom of the status bar, you can see the window's ID, along with its name. The asterisk (*) indicates the current window you're in.
Here are just 7 commands you can use to manage your windows.
The following keystroke will create a new window:
To create two new windows, one with name "work", and the other named "playground," type:
$ tmux new-window -n work $ tmux new-window -n playground
As mentioned above, the bottom green row, shows all your current open windows. The asterisk * indicates which window you are current working in. To switch to the next or previous windows use:
<Ctrl-b> n <Ctrl-b> p
Another way to switch windows is through the window number.
If you're more inclined to just use the command line, you may do so with:
$ tmux next-window $ tmux previous-window $ tmux last-window
To list windows and select one to switch to:
You may also just view which windows are available by typing:
$ tmux list-windows 0: bash- (2 panes) [81x28] [layout 18c6,81x28,0,0[81x11,0,0,0,81x16,0,12,1]] @0 1: bash* (1 panes) [81x28] [layout c2e0,81x28,0,0,3] @2 (active)
To rename a window, type the following into the terminal of a window you wish to rename:
$ tmux rename-window play
You may also just type:
If you have too many windows open and can't find the one you need, you may use the following command to open up the find-window feature:
With this, you can type just the beginning letters of the window you want to switch to, and
tmux will switch to that window right away.
To close a window, use:
To kill the current window:
& tmux kill-window
There is just one more level above windows - Sessions - which we'll cover next!
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