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I would like different panes to appear in different background colors in my tmux session. Is this possible?

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Unfortunately there is no obvious way to do it. I did a bit of research on the matter and what I ended up doing was changing the BASH prompt color instead of the background color. In my case it works well and helps me identify the different panes at a glance. Here are the two most helpful pages that I found on the subject:

Change The Color of My Shell Prompt

Cnange shell background color on ssh

I hope this helps you on your quest for knowledge :-)

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Maybe u can change your colors in your ~/.tmux.conf. you could specify colours like so:

border colours

  • set -g pane-border-style fg=magenta
  • set -g pane-active-border-style fg=magenta
  • set -g pane-active-border-style bg=default
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