Macos – lose vim colorscheme in tmux mode


I'm running iterm2 and when I'm in tmux mode the colorscheme I have set in vim does not show up. Only the color scheme I've set in iterm. If I run vim from shell the colorscheme appears correct – its only when I'm in tmux mode.

I've tried setting :colorscheme molokai when in vim (see screenshot below) and it doesn't change – again, the default colorscheme for iterm2 remains.

Am I missing some setting to iterm or tmux.conf? My dotfles are up on github here.

Best Solution

I had the same problem. Only difference was I am using solarize rather then molokai.

To fix the issue, I have set up an alias in ~/.bashrc:

alias tmux="TERM=screen-256color-bce tmux"

And set up the default-terminal option in ~/.tmux.conf:

set -g default-terminal "xterm"

Lastly, do $ source ~/.bashrc to load new alias.