I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move between them. I have Tmux backend and byobu-crtl-a set to emacs however I can't seem to make F keys work in either Midnight Commander or htop. I tried as suggested the Ctrl+a and Shift+F12 to enable them but I receive no message and still can't make them work.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help.


After reading it here I changed the session so that "Terminal → Keyboard" has the option "Xterm R6" selected.

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    Using Xterm R6 restores F1 and F2 key functionality but Shift-F1 and Shift-F2 seem to be interpreted as sending character "~". Client is putty on windows 10, server is ubuntu 16.04
    – init_js
    Jul 28 '19 at 20:38

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