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I'm struggling to tell which pane is the current one in tmux if there are only two. The border only seems to highlight the adjoining edge which makes it impossible to tell. Here's a Gif to highlight what I mean.enter image description here

I'm in bash, and the config for that looks thus

set-option -g pane-border-fg white
set-option -g pane-active-border-fg green

Anyone got any tips to make it more obvious?

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Good question; I wish I had a better answer. The display-panes command (C-b q by default) shows the active pane with a red number. Given only two panes, you still have to remember that red is active, blue is inactive.

If you set display-panes-color to something with low constrast with your background color, it will be less visible than the (by default) red active pane number.

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I've pretty much always used display-panes precisely because of this problem. The other issue of course is having to set a low repeat-time so you don't move to Vim then try and move your cursor only to move back to another pane. Will probably continue with display-panes I've got enough contrast on the current pane number to be pretty useful. Thanks a lot for the input, I'll just have to bear it. –  Wil Feb 7 '13 at 16:45
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