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Old 05-16-2010, 06:07 AM   #1
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screen/byobu keybindings not working

I've used screen for a little while and just found out about byobu.
I much prefer the byobu keybindings over the C-a nonsense that screen needs. However, I have no need for the byobu status bar, as I have conky running as well, with nice fonts too. I edited my byobu profile and commented out
# Window tabs, second to last line
# caption always "%12`%?%-Lw%50L>%?%{=r}%n*%f %t%?(%u)%?%{-}%12`%?%+Lw%?%11` %=%12`%110`%109`%122`%111`%10`%<"

# Status string, last line
# hardstatus string '%99`%{-}%{=r}%12` %100`%112`%= %130`%102`%101`%129`%131`%127`%114`%115`%108`%128`%125`%126`%113`%119`%117`%116`%106`%104`%103`%105`%107`%123`%132`%120`%121`'
as their comments suggest they are the two status lines I do not care for. I'm not sure if it's because of this, but now the screen creation and switching keybinds do not work, even though in the config options for byobu I have it set to use the f-keys keybind set.
I can still retitle, detach and pull up the byobu options with f-keys.
Additionally, by default I can just scroll up with the scroll wheel, I don't need to enter scrollback mode, which seems strange as their is a keybind for "Scrollback Mode"
Any ideas as to whats going on?
Old 02-12-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Disable Status Bar

Look for the line "hardstatus alwayslastline" and change it to "hardstatus ignore" to hide it completely or "hardstatus message" to have it alternate back and forth with the list of screens (basically makes it blink back/forth).

What you are most likely looking for is to change it to "hardstatus ignore" like I've done.

Unfortunately I was unable to find any documentation stating this, but if you change the value after hardstatus and refresh byobu it quickly flashes the valid options and I was able to figure out what most of them do by trial/error.

Sorry for resurecting an old thread, but I was unable to find any other answers/questions about this problem and this seemed the most logical place to put it (given it's relatively high google results placement).


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