using CTRL key in terminal on OS X?

I'm trying out PHPStorm on my mac and it seems like the CTRL key isn't being accepted by the terminal. I use the CTRL key often in the terminal, and it works on Android Studio, not sure if it's my laptop configuration or something else?

Does the CTRL key work for you?

Thanks!

--Mike H

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Could you please specify what specific hotkey are you trying to invoke in the terminal with Ctrl? Android Studio is built on the same platform, so there shouldn't be any differences in hotkey processing.

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Thanks for responding Mikhail!

I like to use vi keybindings in my terminal, so I use CTRL-W to delete back a word, for example. I also use CTRL - [ instead of ESC to enter "normal mode", and I use CTRL - A to switch tmux panes. I've found that CTRL works fine in the current EAP version of PHPStorm, but it is not in the normal release version. I'm happy to use the EAP for the next 30 days (29 now?) ;) Hopefully by the time the 30 days is up, there will be a new release I can use that has this fix incorporated. Being able to use tmux in my PHPStorm terminal has been nothing short of amazing. I'm a cli guy, so I had been using vim exclusively as my code editor until I started android dev and discovered Android Studio. I've since been trying out PHPStorm, and now that I have a working CTRL key I'm starting to think I might be able to switch to it permanently. I have IRC and mutt in my terminal window, and I can detach my session and put it in iTerm if I want. It's such a joy!

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I've found that CTRL works fine in the current EAP version of PHPStorm, but it is not in the normal release version.

Sounds like http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-118837 . The fix is available for build based on 134.xxx branch and therefore PhpStorm v8 EAP (136.xxx branch) has it but not 7.1.3 one (133.xxx branch)

and it works on Android Studio, not sure if it's my laptop configuration or something else?

Check what build it is (Help | About) and see above.

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Yes I agree that IDEA-118837 sound like the problem. I'm glad that the EAP is working, hopefully we have a new release after the EAP so that I can continue my joyful coding ;)

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