Alt+key not working in embedded terminal Follow
For instance, ALT+F and ALT+B works in the editor for moving the caret to start of next and previous word respectively. However, in the embedded terminal this is not working - though the chain ESC-ESC-F and ESC-ESC-B provides the same functionality I would really prefer to use the aforementioned.
Is there a way to have ALT+F and ALT+B work in the embedded terminal? Disabling mneumonics does not appear to solve the problem.
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What keymap are you using (alt+f brings File menu by default)?
Do you have Override IDE shortcuts disabled in File | Settings | Tools | Terminal?
I should have mentioned: I am using Emacs keymap.
ALT+F should move the caret to the start of the next word, and ALT+B should move the caret to the start of the previous word, same functionality as CTRL+RightArrow and CTRL+LeftArrow respectively. I'd like to point out that this (ALT+F and ALT+B) works well in the editor, my problem is that I can't get it to work in the embedded terminal.
Override IDE shortcuts in File | Settings | Tools | Terminal is true/checked/active. After your comment I have also tried with Override IDE shortcuts disabled, but it made no difference.
I had the same issue.Why not fix it?
https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-153536 - this seems to be related bug report. Please vote/follow it to receive updates on it's progress
In order to activate ALT-LEFT & ALT-RIGHT in the terminal (as they work in bash), add the following to your ~/.inputrc:
and.. reopen the terminal within IntelliJ.
Adding to "~/.inputrc" doesn't work for me.
The only shortcuts working are Esc+B/F that are very uncomfortable.
I managed to have both Opt+B/F and Opt+arrows in iTerm2 and I'd like to have them also in IntelliJ Terminal
~/.inputrc solution did not work for me too
~/.inputrc worked great for me on OSX
@Clarence What version of IntelliJ and OSX are you on?
@Andybergon Sierra 10.12.6 and Webstorm 2017.2.5, before I made the inputrc file alt+left and right would result in [C and [D in the terminal.
Added this file, and opened a new terminal and it worked.
I noticed that Opt+Left/Right add C or D and not [C or [D.
What can cause this? What should I put in the "~/.inputrc" file?
That's curious, for me SHIFT+LEFT and RIGHT add C or D, maybe a keyboard setting?
For example I need to use my fn key to use my top bar controls, e.g. media controls.
@Andybergon, is it possible that it pasted with smart quotes? These nasty quotes aren't called smart for no good reason - they're there to mess with you.
Probably the cause is that I use zsh.
"Zsh does not use readline, instead it uses its own and more powerful Zsh Line Editor, ZLE. It does not read
Any chance you made it work with zsh? I'm stuck with this issue too.
I am really thinking about going back to bash as I use the terminal in IntelliJ a lot...
This is why PHPStorm's embedded terminal sucks.
~/.inputrc works great！Thanks
I am using bash on mac and adding the shortcuts inside (newly created) ~/.inputrc helped in my case! Thanx a lot!
For the people using zsh
Add this to ~/.zshrc:
bindkey "\e\eOD" backward-word
bindkey "\e\eOC" forward-word
benjamin GUEZ thanks a lot!
Benjamin GUEZ you beauty....
Thanks a lot!
Would be nice if IntelliJ supported this out the box.
Though this hack uses a non-free tool, the tool itself is very useful in general, so one might consider trial checking / buying if this works.
Using BetterTouchTool (last four lines fix the problem for me) this adds support for option+f and option+b, but it can be done the same way for arrows:
Also, I'm doing this on a global level for all the apps, but if it's conflicting with something one can do a shortcut which will only for Idea.
I modified ` ~/.inputrc` as someone commented above and ALT+Arrow works just fine. But now SHIFT+CMD+[ and SHIFT+CMD+] are not working to switch between terminal tabs :D
~/.inputrc worked for me on OSX Mohave and 2018.3
@benjamin GUEZ - that worked, thanks!
For me the solution made by @Moshe Bixenshpaner works fine!
MacOS version: macOS High Sierra 10.13.4
PHPStorm version: 2018.2.1
Thanks @Moshe Bixenshpaner, that .inputrc fixed it for me!
benjamin GUEZ solution didn't work for me. I use zsh with mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.3 on PyCharm 2019.3.2 Build Build #PY-193.6015.41.
However, i found a thread with a solution that worked for me: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-165184?_ga=2.164760255.14018606.1580937565-184060322.1580438498
I had to put these lines into my ~/.zshrc
# fix for navigation keys in JetBrains terminal
if [[ "$TERMINAL_EMULATOR" == "JetBrains-JediTerm" ]]; then
bindkey "∫" backward-word # Option-b
bindkey "ƒ" forward-word # Option-f
bindkey "∂" delete-word # Option-d