Ubuntu: How do I prevent byobu from duplicating text on all splits?



Question:

Recently I started using Byobu, and I'm having a problem with each split just being a duplicate of the original. Whatever I type in one split appears in all of the others. I'm also using Byobu on another computer and do not have this problem. Is this a bug or did I accidentally modify my setup somehow?

Thanks!

EDIT: I should mention that I have deleted the .byobu folder, but to no avail.


Solution:1

From your description, you're using byobu with the GNU Screen backend, where "splits" are not really handled very well.

Byobu's tmux backend provides a much better experience when trying splits.

You can switch your backend by running:

byobu-select-backend  

Or you can manually launch with either backend, using byobu-tmux or byobu-screen.

Full disclosure: I am the author and maintainer of Byobu.


Solution:2

Here is a quick cheat sheet for working with splits in Byobu:

  • C-a + Tab - Cycle split windows
  • C-a + C - Create new tab
  • C-a + {Number} - Select the tab number for the active split window.

Note:If u also have question or solution just comment us below or mail us on toontricks1994@gmail.com
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