Control + Arrow key (how to move one word left/right?)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by altjx, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I am using a Macbook Pro w/ Retina and running Mountain Lion on it.

    Here's the problem that I'm having: when i'm in terminal, I would like to be able to move one word to the left (like ctrl + left arrow on Windows) or one word to the right (like ctrl + right arrow on Windows).

    I can do this successfully by using option + arrow key; HOWEVER, when I'm inside of a linux VM, the option + arrow key doesn't work. Neither does the control + arrow key (like it would naturally on Windows).

    Can someone help me with this issue? I'd like to also be able to move one word to the left/right inside of another VM, but I'm not sure how to do this.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

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    Nevermind. I found it. Inside of a VM, I just simply pressed control + command + arrow key, and that worked for me.
     
  3. dyn
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    Most VM software allow you to do something like that. They remap ctrl to command for example. VMware Fusion does that. With the current version it even allows you to create special keymappings for a certain vm (which you can also use with other vm's). Same for mouse buttons.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, oh ok. That's good info to know -- I'm using VMware Fusion as well.
     

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