I a huge fan of Oracle SQL Developer but I ran into an issue a while back that left me scratching my head and re-installing. The issue? Most key strokes other than letters and numbers failed to function. Yeah…no delete or backspace.
When this issue happened a second time I did a little playing with the app and figured out what to do. If you find yourself in a similar predicament simply do this:
- Open SQL Developer
- Click on the Tools > Preferences menu
- Click on Accelerators on the left
- Click the Load Preset… button
Yup. That’s it. The only lame part about that is all your custom key bindings go away and must be re-done. But that is much nicer than re-installing!