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I have a multi-pane window in tmux and sometimes I want to break a pane out of it. One Ctrl+b and ! later that's done (default keybindings).

Docs say:

The default command key bindings are:

       C-b         Send the prefix key (C-b) through to the application.
       !           Break the current pane out of the window.

So far, so good. Problems are two:

  1. How can I bring the pane back to window? "Undo" the breaking out?
  2. How can I access other panes in that window after the breaking out?

So far, I only discovered that quitting that broken out pane brings back other panes.

marked as duplicate by jasonwryan, Jeff Schaller, GAD3R, roaima, Stephen Harris Sep 11 '16 at 20:49

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  • If you, as I, had problems with join-pane (cannot join to same window) and thus disregarded the linked question and it's answer, please try it again with :. As in joinp -t :0, (replacing 0 with your window number). – LIttle Ancient Forest Kami Sep 12 '16 at 11:05
  • If you have already tried join-pane and it doesn't work for you, you should mention this in your question -- the exact command you used, and the error you saw. That would distinguish it from the linked question, and might qualify it for reopening. – JigglyNaga Sep 14 '16 at 12:30
  • @JigglyNaga - thank you, but I cannot, as my question IS a duplicate. joinp -t :0 works, I used it without a colon, thus it failed. – LIttle Ancient Forest Kami Sep 14 '16 at 16:11

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