When I press Ctrl+b, W, tmux shows the list of all current windows and their panes. How can I kill a window and its panes from within this list view?


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This is a new capability of the choose-tree feature in tmux 2.8. From tmux(1):

Key   Function
Enter Choose selected item
Up    Select previous item
Down  Select next item
x     Kill selected item

So after you've navigated to the right window, press <tmux prefix> + x, then when you are prompted:

Kill window 1?

...press y to accept. This also works for killing individual panes, or even whole sessions.

  • is there a way to close without using the prompt?
    – kendfss
    Mar 2, 2023 at 15:59
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    @kendfss There's no way to bypass the prompt, according to the current source. But you could invoke choose-tree with a kill command in the template, ie. :choose-tree "kill-window -t %1", so it will immediately kill the one you choose (with Enter).
    – JigglyNaga
    Mar 2, 2023 at 17:22

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