Every so often, when running SQL Developer on Linux (Ubuntu), the cursor just decided to have a day off, and would just disappear. When just doing some edits, this was cumbersome, annoying as **** , but doable..However, I never really got to appreciate all the finesses and good options SQL Developer had to offer, due to this behavior..
I’ve used different versions along the years, and since I refuse to maintain Oracle databases on Windows platforms or at least manage them from a Windows platform, this issue kept creeping up on me… Until I finally start to think hard and loud..What could be the reason why sometimes this would occur not at all, and sometime right away, or after a random amount of time…
Still…No clue.. 😉
What I DO know now is this: It is to solve with a simple setting in the user prefs of the account running the SQL Developer.
In the user home open the following file:
Add the following line:
In my case this is the only “active” line in the whole file.
Restart SQL Developer…and get acquainted with a cursor who is actually willing to stay and work with you…
ps: yes, I need to upgrade…I know.. 😉