Dark theme for tmux and 181+ apps


tmux Theme Preview


Install using tpm

If you are a tpm user, you can install the theme and keep up to date by adding the following to your .tmux.conf file:

set -g @plugin 'dracula/tmux'  

Add any configuration options below this line in your tmux config.

Install with Nix

If you're using home-manager, an example config would look similar to this: Then run home-manager switch, the Activating theme section doesn't apply here.

programs.tmux = {
    enable = true;
    clock24 = true;
    plugins = with pkgs.tmuxPlugins; [
            plugin = dracula;
            extraConfig = ''
                set -g @dracula-show-battery false
                set -g @dracula-show-powerline true
                set -g @dracula-refresh-rate 10

    extraConfig = ''
        set -g mouse on

Activating theme

  1. Make sure run -b '~/.tmux/plugins/tpm/tpm' is at the bottom of your .tmux.conf
  2. Run tmux
  3. Use the tpm install command: prefix + I (default prefix is ctrl+b)


Customize the status bar by adding any of these lines to your .tmux.conf as desired:

  • Disable battery functionality: set -g @dracula-show-battery false
  • Disable network functionality: set -g @dracula-show-network false
  • Disable weather functionality: set -g @dracula-show-weather false
  • Disable time functionality: set -g @dracula-show-time false
  • Disable location information: set -g @dracula-show-location false
  • Switch from default fahrenheit to celsius: set -g @dracula-show-fahrenheit false
  • Enable powerline symbols: set -g @dracula-show-powerline true
  • Switch powerline symbols set -g @dracula-show-left-sep  for left and set -g @dracula-show-right-sep  for right symbol (can set any symbol you like as seperator)
  • Enable window flags: set -g @dracula-show-flags true
  • Adjust the refresh rate for the bar set -g @dracula-refresh-rate 5 the default is 5, it can accept any number
  • Enable military time: set -g @dracula-military-time true
  • Disable timezone: set -g @dracula-show-timezone false
  • Switch the left smiley icon set -g @dracula-show-left-icon session it can accept session, smiley, window, or any character.
  • Add padding to the left smiley icon set -g @dracula-left-icon-padding default is 1, it can accept any number and 0 disables padding.
  • Enable high contrast pane border: set -g @dracula-border-contrast true
  • Enable cpu usage: set -g @dracula-cpu-usage true
  • Enable ram usage: set -g @dracula-ram-usage true
  • Enable gpu usage: set -g @dracula-gpu-usage true
  • Swap date to day/month set -g @dracula-day-month true

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under MIT license