Hah, a man after my own heart :)
Short answer: add my ppa (
update byobu (or manually install the deb). Byobu will default to
screen as the backend with F-key behavior restored to old 4.x style.
Long answer: Use
byobu-select-backend to switch to
screen if you haven't already, and add line
$BYOBU_PREFIX/share/byobu/keybindings/f-keys.screen.disable after the line
@@ -1 +1,3 @@
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
# BYOBU_BACKEND can currently be "screen" or "tmux"
# Override this on a per-user basis by editing "$BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/backend"
# or by launching either "byobu-screen" or "byobu-tmux" instead of "byobu".