I’ve been working with Oracle’s SQL Developer for years through its various versions. This tool has become better over the years and improvements can be noticed from version to version. None the less there is one bug that returns every now and then, and it doesn’t seem to be version specific. This is the super slow editing or typing in the IDE SQL code windows, this in fact, in some cases prevent and interfering with our work. How to solve this irritating issue?

Solve super slow typing on Oracle SQL Developer IDE:

  1. Try Windows mode. Go to Preferences-> Environment -> Look and feel and change it to “Windows”.

    SQL Developer Look and feel

    SQL Developer Look and feel setting

  2. Try disabling “Completion Insight”. Goto Preferences -> Code Editor -> Completion Insight and remove both checkboxes.

    SQL Developer Completion Insight setting

    SQL Developer Completion Insight setting

  3. Try another IDE 🙂 there are a few out there that might provide a better experience

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