ALT + Arrows does not work in integrated terminal #11908

BobReid opened this Issue Sep 12, 2016 · 6 comments


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BobReid commented Sep 12, 2016

Alt and arrow keys insert characters into the terminal buffer instead of navigating to the begging and ends of words in the integrated terminal

OS: OS X El Capitan
Version: VSCode 1.5.2


  1. Open Integrated terminal
  2. Type 'cd ~/'
  3. Press Alt + Left Arrow

Cursor should jump to begin of ~/ so ~ is highlighted

;5D is inserted into the buffer at cursors current location

@Tyriar Tyriar was assigned by bpasero Sep 13, 2016
Tyriar commented Sep 13, 2016

I think this will be fixed when we uplevel xterm.js via sourcelair/xterm.js@8324b43

@Tyriar Tyriar added this to the September 2016 milestone Sep 13, 2016
@Tyriar Tyriar added a commit that closed this issue Sep 16, 2016
@Tyriar Tyriar Uplevel xterm.js
Fixes #11244
Fixes #11908
@Tyriar Tyriar closed this in 179f86f Sep 16, 2016
BobReid commented Oct 11, 2016

Is this fixed? I Just updated to 1.6.0 and am still seeing the issue in the integrated terminal.

Tyriar commented Oct 11, 2016

It doesn't seem to be on Mac only. I reopened the upstream issue sourcelair/xterm.js#225

@Tyriar Tyriar reopened this Oct 11, 2016
@Tyriar Tyriar added the upstream label Oct 11, 2016
@Tyriar Tyriar modified the milestone: Backlog, September 2016 Oct 11, 2016

Issue still exists for me as well.

Tyriar commented Dec 16, 2016

There is a PR put out upstream for this today sourcelair/xterm.js#417

BobReid commented Dec 19, 2016

Upstream PR was merged

@Tyriar Tyriar modified the milestone: January 2017, Backlog Dec 19, 2016
@Tyriar Tyriar closed this Jan 20, 2017
@Tyriar Tyriar added the verified label Jan 25, 2017
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