1. First you need a terminal that supports the Shift keys in the first place. I recommend Terminator.
Terminator just works, but if you’re using something else, check if “xterm-256color” is the default setting.
Update: All the Android-based ssh terminals I tested do not support “Shift modifier” keys, except for JuiceSSH, which mostly works–except for backtabs. The catch with JuiceSSH, Shift keys are not compatible Byobu for some reason, which is unfortunate.
To test this on the remote server, you might want something like showkey.
~/.byobu/.tmux.confon the remote server and the file should be empty. Add these lines:
setw -g xterm-keys on
setw -g default-terminal "xterm-256color"
3. Logout and restart Byobu.
4. Test it:
It should say “xterm-256color”
5. Great! Start your text editor that supports Shift-selections, such as Jupp or Micro, and (temporarily) disable Byobu keybindings with
Shift-F12while you’re editing your document. Shift-selection keys should now work!
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