I'm trying to type "!maven guava" in DuckDuckgo.com's search box in the w3m browser, but when I press !, w3m interprets it as a hotkey to run a shell command.

How can I escape this and just type a literal !?

This happens with both raw w3m in bash, and with the Emacs w3m plugin.


Having the cursor above the text field you first need to hit return before you can insert text! Then, an exclamation mark shouldn't be an issue. :)

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