I can't enter characters (pipe, backslash, etc.) using the Option key I can't enter characters (pipe, backslash, etc.) using the Option key

I can't enter characters (pipe, backslash, etc.) using the Option key

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If you need to use the Option / Alt key to enter certain characters (e.g. # @ | \) and you can't do so in the terminal, follow the steps below.

  1. In Preferences, open the Terminal page.
  2. In the Terminal settings section, disable Use Option as Meta key.
  1. Open Settings.
  2. In the Keyboard section, turn off Use Option as Meta key.

This solution allows you to enter characters using Option +, but will prevent from using any Meta + shortcuts in CLI apps that support them. It's not yet possible to map Meta to any other key other than Option.

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