DBeaver Documentation


Reset UI settings

Reset settings

You might want to reset settings in the following cases:

  • Shortcuts suddenly stop working
  • Theme colors are messed up
  • Broken or invalid localization
  • Other UI elements aren't shown anymore

This can happen due to the following reasons:

  • After multiple version upgrades
  • After switching between newer and older versions
  • After an incorrect shutdown

You can perform a reset using the HelpReset Settings... action.

Be careful: this will reset all UI settings and other user preferences, including:

  • resource cache, imported projects
  • layout of menus, toolbars, windows, editors
  • theme, colors, and fonts
  • other settings from installed third-party plugins

After choosing the appropriate options, DBeaver will restart and greet you with a fresh workspace.

Manual reset

If you cannot launch DBeaver, you can reset the workspace manually.

Be careful: only delete any other files if you know what you're doing, and follow the steps below.

To do so, do the following:

    • On Windows, open Explorer and navigate to %APPDATA%\DBeaverData\workspace6\.metadata\.plugins
    • On macOS, open Finder and navigate to ~/Library/DBeaverData/workspace6/.metadata/.plugins
    • On Linux, open file explorer and navigate to $XDG_DATA_HOME/DBeaverData/workspace6/.metadata/.plugins
  1. First, you can try deleting the file workbench.xmi located in the org.eclipse.e4.workbench directory
  2. If it didn't help, try deleting all files in the .plugins directory or that directory itself

Clear History

You can clean up the workspace by deleting redundant files that accumulate as you use DBeaver.

You do so, use the HelpClear History... action.

You will need to choose one or more options provided below:

Task run historyContains information about previously run tasks along with logs collected during their execution
Query log history Contains information about previously run (user and meta) SQL queries

When you're happy with the options, click the Apply and Restart button to continue.