I am using a vanilla install of Cmder (mini). Windows 10 with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux, Bash for Windows) installed. Using the following command to load bash in Cmder.
%windir%\system32\bash.exe ~ -c zsh -cur_console:p
To check if function keys work at all in the terminal window, I opened a text file with nano. With nano open, if I press F2 (the shortcut to save and close), it works as expected. So, the terminal receives at least F2 correctly.
Then, I opened byobu (installed by default in WSL / Ubuntu). Byobu opens correctly. But when I press F2, nothing happens. It is expected to open a new window within Byobu. Nothing even gets printed in the terminal.
Now, I am not sure if it is a ConEmu problem specifically. The exact same thing happens with the regular Windows cmd.exe . The difference is - if I Left-Click anywhere on the cmd terminal screen (activates select mode), and if I then press F2, it works by opening a new byobu window.
If I run tmux directly, then the
Ctrl-B+" shortcuts work.
Not being able to use byobu makes the whole Windows Bash experience useless for me (especially when SSHing to remote machines). I would much appreciate a solution. Thanks!