If you feel that the default GNU screen tool is lacking in features or style you should try Byobu today. Byobu offers an attractive color scheme and a useful integrated system monitor.
Screen With Simplicity
Byobu will allow you to open multiple virtual shells in a single terminal window, and flip through them at will. This tool also makes screen a little more user-friendly. You can even set a message of the day which will be displayed when you login.
Many versions of Linux come with Byobu already installed, but you can install this tool on your machine using the following commands in your terminal.
$ sudo apt-get install byobu
Here you can find several useful keybinding for the Byobu screen tool.
Use this to create a new window.
This will move to the previous window.
Will Move to the next window.
This will reload the Byobu profile.
Use this to detach from the current session.
Use the shortcut below to toggle scrollback mode.
This will allow you to re-title an open window.
Will open the configuration screen.
Use this to lock the current terminal.
This will re-attach a detached session.
$ screen -r
Here are some of the options available in the Byobu configuration menu.
Byobu Background Color
The default Byobu background color can be changed.
Byobu Foreground Color
The default Byobu foreground color can be changed.
Toggle Status Notifications
You can toggle the display of different status notifications on or off.
Change Keybinding Set
You can change the default keybindings from the F-keys to the default screen keybindings.
Change Escape Sequence
You can change the key sequence used to close Byobu.
Create New Windows
Here you can set a default title for new windows, or toggle items to be displayed when new windows are opened.
Manage Default Windows
Here you can toggle a few commands used for window management.
Launch At Login
Use this option to have Byobu start when you login to your system.