OK YOU READY?!???
When you run tmux, you create a new Session.
In that session, you are put into a Window (usually 0)
In that window, you can create panes (usually [prefix]+” and [prefix]+% depending on horizonal or vertical)
To create a new window, [prefix] + c
So each window will have a statusbar at the bottom, yet each window will share the same list of available windows in the session looking like:
To change a window name, use [prefix] + ,
To switch windows, use [prefix] + window#
More on shortcuts here!
And speaking of this, I actually did some preliminary searching for something that would enable me to save layouts for sessions and windows..I havent tried it yet but this looks very promising: