# Macos – Option key does not work as Meta in Tmux

macososx liontmux

I am using Mac OSX Lion. I have checked "Use Option key as Meta" in Terminal preferences. Although the Option key seems to work fine as Meta in Bash, when I use it in Tmux (over SSH) it does not work properly. I am trying to use TMUX shortcuts like ^b M-1 b M-2 etc. I can get these with the ESC key but not the Option key.