I know that it's possible in tmux to join a window as a pane, but is it possible to move a pane to it's own window (tab)? I tried searching it up the man page but couldn't find it. I guess it is possible doing it through a shell script, but is there some other, more elegant way?
Relevant tmux Commands
You could add the following bindings to your
## Join windows: <prefix> s, <prefix> j bind-key j command-prompt -p "join pane from:" "join-pane -s '%%'" bind-key s command-prompt -p "send pane to:" "join-pane -t '%%'"
The above can move panes between existing windows.
For breaking a pane to a new window, use
break-pane (which can also be bound).
All three commands can be used from the tmux's prompt like:
Or at the shell's prompt (inside tmux) with:
From the commands list, you can see that it's called break-pane and the command is just
where bind-key is defaulted to Ctrl+B
In the latest version of tmux, installed from homebrew on OSx - 1.9a - the default key-binding implements join-pane with a menu
bind-key S choose-window "join-pane -v -s "%%"" bind-key V choose-window "join-pane -h -s "%%""