I want to change the color of window list selection highlight (yellow on the screenshot), but can't find the proper parameter.

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Anyone knows how to do it in .tmux.conf?

My current configuration.

1 Answer 1


You can change the foreground and background colors of this window screen with these options:

setw -g mode-bg colour7
setw -g mode-fg black

Try some different values. What they look like depends on your Terminal, which you probably can configure, too.

  • Ah, that works :) Thank you for the answer! Since I'm using urxvt, its colors are configured in .Xdefaults file. I have mine set for Solarized colors (with easy switch between light and dark mode): .Xdefaults (in case someone will be intereseted).
    – rkiyanchuk
    Apr 4, 2015 at 23:34

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