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Jonas B. R.

Waylon, thanks for that! I am considerably improving my tmux workflow with your tips. I was not aware of this zooming capability, is it so useful!

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Ruby Rubenstahl

Definitely a helpful one to know. I use it a thousand times a day. I like to have a tmux window with a pane each for vim, testing, and a command prompt for running misc commands.

Most of the time I'll keep my code window zoomed and then drop back to tiled mode when I need to have eyes on the logs.

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Jonas B. R.

Yes! Exactly that...!

Also, after adopting that today I made a small improvement as well, I just added to my status line:
(inside status-left in .tmux.conf)

#P/#{window_panes}

...so it displays in status line:

<active pane number>/<amount of panes>

...like:

2/3

...so when zoomed in you know that the window has more panes.