As part of my work I typically need to connect to multiple different servers via SSH. I like to run a local tmux session to manage various terminals and then from within the SSH session to the remote server I also like to run another tmux session (using a different key binding) in order to control various terminals there. The servers I connect to are in different time zones and so I like to have the current time displayed in the tmux status bar.
This all works great until I try to activate window activity monitoring in my local tmux session. Then every time the time changes in the tmux status bar in my SSH sessions, it thinks there has been activity in that window and highlights it.
So, is there a way I can limit the activity-monitor to check everything but the last line (the tmux status bar) in the session? Checking the man pages and googling didn't reveal a potential solution, so I'm not sure this is possible. Alternative suggestions/approaches welcome.