how to make Oracle SQL Developer load/work faster

To make Oracle SQL Developer (2.x) load/work faster:

  1. From Menu: Tools > Preferences > Extensions, uncheck:
    • “Automatically check for updates”
  2. From Menu: Tools > Preferences > Environment, uncheck:
    • Show splash screen at startup
    • Autonmatically load externally modified files
    • Check for modified files on startup

     

Add line numbers to the gutter:

  • From Menu: Tools > Preferences > Code Editor > Line Gutter