Unable To Navigate Using Arrow Keys In SQL Developer

(Doc ID 785141.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The cursor cannot be moved by cursor keys (up, down, left, right) in a Worksheet window. Enter nor backspace work.


Scroll lock is off.
The problem does not happen in other applications.
At the same time, cursor key navigation *does* work in SQL Developer object navigator.
The problem persists using the numeric keypad with num lock off.
Initially this was working after installation.
Re-installation did not help.


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