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MacOS Keybindings not working for navigating previous/next word

The default key bindings for Mac OS to move "Insertion Point to Previous Word" or "Insertion Point to Next Word" don't work: the pointer stays where it is.

I edited the settings from the default ones, pressing the ⌥ key + direction arrow (which produces ⌥+→ / ⌥+ instead of → / ) and noticed that this fixes the issue for a while, until the application is restarted or the Mac logs out.

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Sorry for the delay.

This is unfortunately something that has been reported lately by macOS users. It is most probably related to Java and we are eagerly awaiting a fix.

Once we have a working solution we will let you know.




Just to inform that we have released a beta version of the upcoming DbVisualizer 11.0 which includes a newer Java version that hopefully solves the issue you reported.

Would be great to get your feedback on the new version.




I installed the 110.3042 version with Java VM and the following default MacOS key bindings are still not working:

  • Insertion Point to Previous Word (⌥+⌥)
  • Insertion Point to Next Word (⌥+⌥)
  • Extend Selection to Previous Word (⌥+⇧+⌥)
  • Extend Selection to Next Word (⌥+⇧+⌥)
In brackets I added what I captured already in my previous screenshots: when pressing the default expected keys for the shortcuts, I visualize the above listed combinations in the keystroke editor.

Again, using these edited keystroke combinations in substitution to the MacOS default ones works as long as I don't restart DbVisualizer, otherwise the preferences get reset to default and they don't work.

Thanks for trying to help, best regards.

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