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Right problem is I want use Byobu I really like it BUT I messed up and changed settings in F9 and choose the screen keybindings NOW I cant get back to the F9 settings to change it back and cant use any the F keys for Byobu, its very annoying and cant find a solution anyone care to help with the matter?

I tried remove Byobu and screen without any difference made I hunted online cant find an answer either

I'm running ubuntu server 10.4

Thank you in advance.

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  • Delete your ~/.byobu folder. This folder contains most of your keybindings, and config settings.

  • You can also launch byoby-config and change your configuration there (It does not allow changing screenbindings, only notification panel). This is the same binary which is launched on pressing F9

  • Lastly try reinstalling with a purge (apt-get purge byobu) and install it again (apt-get install byobu)

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you my friend are a superstar i been scratching my head for hours n hours with this the only thing i didnt do was Delete the ~/.byobu folder. then reinstalled thank u soo much for ur help saved me lots hassle . – JockMacFu Feb 7 '12 at 11:56
. double posted sorry. – JockMacFu Feb 7 '12 at 12:09
Happened to me recently as well :) You can mark this answer as accepted (just click the green checkbox) so that it gets marked as resolved. – Abhay Rana Feb 7 '12 at 12:16

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