7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2019 8:01 PM by thatJeffSmith-Oracle

    Enable function keys on macBook with touch bar

    Adam Aulick-Oracle

      Recent mac laptops have a touch bar which is replaces the function keys (which are very useful in sqlDeveloper) by custom action buttons (which are not very useful in sqlDeveloper).

      There is a control panel option in macOS which lets the user enable function key display by default on an application-by-application basis.  This option works great in general for putting the function keys back in developer applications that use them, but leaving the fancy-dancy custom stuff available for other applications that don't use function keys.

       

      However for sqlDeveloper, this option doesn't work.  Adding SQLDeveloper to the list of apps for which function keys should be displayed has no effect.  This is probably related to the way that the MacOS SQLDeveloper application seems to quit on launch and execute a different process from inside its package instead.

       

      It's really annoying to not have function keys available in SQLDeveloper, is there any workaround for this problem or fix coming to make it work?

       

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