From UI elements to font rendering — configure the theme to match your personal preferences
This is a living document which means it is work in progress, not completed yet and can change at any time while the project is still in development major version zero
Nord tmux is designed to provide a good UX out-of-the-box, but there is a reason why principles like „themes“ exist at all: Everyone has different preferences and that's a good thing!
To ensure Nord tmux fits your needs it comes with configurations for UI elements and font rendering to make the theme as flexible as possible while still providing sane defaults.
All theme configuration variables must be added to either tmux's user-level, by default located in your home directory, or system-wide configuration file(s) that are referred to as
.tmux.conf in this documentation. The location of the files and more details can be found in tmux's
.tmux.conf manual documentation.
All configuration variables should be set before tpm's
@plugin installation definition line!
This ensures the configurations are applied correctly when the scheme file gets loaded, otherwise the theme might be loaded without taking these configurations into account.
Default Status Bar Content
By default, this theme provides status bar content including patched „powerline“ styled characters like separator arrows.
The status bar content can be disabled in order to use customized content by setting the
@nord_tmux_show_status_content configuration variable in the
set -g @nord_tmux_show_status_content "0"
Disable specific font rendering theme configurations when facing rendering problems with incompatible terminals or fonts!
Special font rendering styles like the usage of special characters (patched „powerline“ arrows) require support from the side of the used terminal and font family in order to work properly. Please check if your used terminal and font supports any of the theme styles in this section, otherwise there might be unexpected rendering issues or the configuration won't have any effect at all.
Patched Font Characters
The provided default status bar content makes use of patched „powerline“ styled characters like the separator arrows for a more modern UI and fluidly merged appearance with other applications like the status bars of Vim or Emacs.
To disable the usage of patched „powerline“ styled font characters, using normal Unicode characters instead that should be compatible with all terminals and fonts, set the
@nord_tmux_no_patched_font configuration variable in your
set -g @nord_tmux_no_patched_font "1"