DBeaver Documentation

Reset UI settings

Sometimes, usually after multiple version and /or upgrades/incorrect shutdowns DBeaver UI may become corrupted.
Extra toolbar elements, missing menu items, broken keyboard shortcuts, broken localization strings and other glitches may happen.

To reset DBeaver UI just delete file workbench.xmi in DBeaver workspace/.metadata.
By default workbench.xmi file locations is:

  • Windows: %APPDATA%\DBeaverData\workspace6\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.e4.workbench\workbench.xmi
  • MacOS: ~/Library/DBeaverData/workspace6/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.e4.workbench/workbench.xmi
  • Linux: $XDG_DATA_HOME/DBeaverData/workspace6/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.e4.workbench/workbench.xmi

To reset settings:

  1. Close DBeaver
  2. Delete workbench.xmi from Explorer/Finder or open terminal and run del (Windows) or rm (Linux/MacOS) followed by workbench.xmi path.
  3. Start DBeaver