How to Mouse Wheel Scroll with tmux

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I’ve been making the move from screen to tmux, and after getting Xcode installed on my ancient Mac Mini running Snow Leopard, it was time to configure it properly.

I started off using rjbs’s tmux.conf, but I’m a really big fan of 2 finger scrolling and having to ^a [ to be able to scroll is a bit of a pain.

Following this stackoverflow question that got me started, but it wasn’t until following the link to this gist with this configuration parameter:

set-window-option -g mode-mouse on

that started it working.

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