How To Enable Alt+Left/Right Arrow In iTerm2 To Jump Words

This is a known issue in iTerm2 that when pressing Alt+left/right arrow, you can’t jump words as you do in your text editor.

Here is the key binding you need to setup :

Go to iTerm2 > Preferences > Profiles > Keys

Add a new key binding with the little + icon.

Type your keyboard sequence in the first field, then fill the others like this :


This will simply bind Esc+b(ackward) and Esc+f(orward) to your usual shortcut. It should work immediately, if not, reload iTerm2.


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