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.
Please, note that this will allow you to enter characters with Option +, but will prevent from using any Meta + shortcuts in apps that support them. It’s not yet possible to map Meta to any other key other than Option.
- In Preferences choose Terminal.
- Under Terminal settings, disable Use Option as Meta key.
- Navigate to Settings.
- Under the Keyboard section, turn off Use Option as Meta key.
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