I'm a relative noob with Cygwin. I use command line editing on all my Linux/Unix boxes and use ctrl-left/right-arrow to skip words forward/backward. My system is a Windows 7 system and Cygwin is up to date. When I ssh to Linux systems these keys work but before the ssh, on the Windows system, the keys just insert key-codes. Could someone let me know what I'm doing wrong please. I'm emulating(?) a xterm-256color device but others fail as well.

Regards and THANKS for your time/help,