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I was using byobu on Ubuntu 11.10 Server and I needed to hit a function key in an app, so I hit F9 to bring up the config menu and switched the keybinding set from "f-keys" to "screen-escape-keys". That worked, but now I can't re-enable all the f-keys.

I found a program byobu-config that brings up the menu again, and I can switch back to screen keys from there. This fixes things for new screen processes, but the effect on the current screen session is weird: it disables the CTRL-A (screen) keys and restores F2-F8, but F9-F12 still don't do anything (they're just passed on to the foreground process).

What's up with this? Any ideas?

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Since byobu-config fixes things for new screen processes but not the current session it may be a bug worth reporting.

Visit https://bugs.launchpad.net/byobu to report the bug or to see if someone else already has.

Optionally you could contact the project maintainer, Dustin Kirkland: https://launchpad.net/~kirkland

This is not a direct solution to your problem, but should be a step in the right direction!

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We can try to debug your particular situation, but the easiest solution would be to just clear your current Byobu configuration with:

rm -rf ~/.byobu

And then restart byobu.

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