Processing IDE: option key does not allow moving the cursor around in macOS

I’m looking for a fix for macOS version of the IDE.

Normally when editing text in other environments, whether it is for coding or for text, one can move the cursor around word-by-word basis by keeping option-key pressed and using arrow-keys.

This works in Arduino, in any text editor, etc. and it’s basically built into muscle memory (at least for me).

However, this does not work in Processing IDE. Is there a way to go around this or fix this? It is driving me crazy.