After every reboot, I click "Show Applications", look for Byobu, and click it.
QUESTION: How to add it as a favorite?

I tried to right-click and select "Add to Favorites", but the created shortcut starts a normal terminal, not Byobu.

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The below solution has been tested on 18.04:

Check the content of the /usr/share/applications folder. There should be a file named byobu.desktop. If there is none, create one, with the following content:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Byobu Terminal
Comment=Advanced Command Line and Text Window Manager
Exec=gnome-terminal --app-id us.kirkland.terminals.byobu -e byobu

Install dconf-editor if you don't have it.

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Now run dconf-editor, navigate to org/gnome/shell/favorite-apps with it. And add 'byobu.desktop' to the Custom value array.


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