Natural text editing in iTerm2

October 31, 2021

If you want iTerm2 to behave similar to macOS in terms of text editing experience, you can enable “Natural text editing” property. It replaces default key mappings with macOS-like ones.

To enable natural text editing, go to Preferences (you can use + , shortcut), then go to Profiles section, then Keys tab, then Key Mappings tab. There you can find Presets... dropdown with this option.


Now you can use macOS-like navigation, for example - move a word backwards using + or delete a word using + .

Tested on iTerm 3.4.10