Trying to avoid using the application frame as I don't like the way it stays open and visible when all Dreamweaver documents are closed (even if DW is in the background.) So I have Application Frame (under Window menu) deselected...but everytime I open an html page to edit it opens the full width of the screen. Anyway to set Dreamweaver to remember how wide windows were previously and have them open to that width which I set?
Rick Lupert wrote:
Anyway to set Dreamweaver to remember how wide windows were previously and have them open to that width which I set?
Not as far as I know. Dreamweaver remembers panel sizes, but it assumes you want to see as much of the Document window as possible. To my mind, it's a reasonable assumption, but if it doesn't suit your way of working, you can always submit a feature request through the form at http://adobe.ly/DWBug.
It seems strange though that Dreamweaver would assume I want to see a web page full screen...any static width website (Facebook for example) would have huge amounts of unnecessary space to the right and left of the actual content when the window opens full screen...plus it removes the benefit of being able to have multiple windows open and visible if Dreamweaver assumes I want to edit a web page full screen. I'm using a 17" iMac and even the widest content websites I develop are nowhere near the full width of my screen....I just upgraded from CS4 which didn't automatically open everything full width and I'm finding I constantly have to decrease the window size after opening a document so I can work in a more normal fashion and have other items visible.
Here's an email I'm developing when it opens full screen: http://cl.ly/JQcC
Rick Lupert wrote:
It seems strange though that Dreamweaver would assume I want to see a web page full screen...
Dreamweaver CS6 introduced the Application Frame to bring it into line with other Creative Suite programs. Some Mac users like it. Others loathe it with passion. If you don't like the way Dreamweaver now works, submit a feature request as I suggested earlier.
However, I have discovered a way to get the Mac version of Dreamweaver CS6 to open files at a smaller size. Whether it suits your preferred workflow is a different matter.
Turn on Application Frame and resize Dreamweaver so that it doesn't fill your monitor. Go to the Dreamweaver menu, and select Preferences. In the General category, deselect the option to open documents in tabs.
Now when you open a document, it will be floating, and will be only large enough to fit in the resized Application Frame. You won't be able to access other programs or files behind the Application Frame unless you minimize Dreamweaver. But if you locate the Application Frame away from other documents that you might want to access, it will give you freedom to switch between programs and keep the size of the Document window more manageable.
Of course, it's not exactly what you want, but it might make your workflow a little easier.
By the way, this is a user-to-user forum, not Adobe support. So, if you want Adobe to take notice of your requirements, use the form I suggested earlier.
Hi...thanks for the reply...yeah actually that's how I started doing it (application frame open) but what I find unusable about that is that the application frame stays open when there are no actual Dreamweaver documents open...so neither of the currently available methods apparently they offer work the way it used to (what I'll now refer to as the 'good old days') where there was no everpresent application frame or documents opening full screen.
Thanks, yeah I was aware this was a user forum but have found in the past that user to user forms often give quicker answers, ideas or workarounds than what official support does. I appreciate you're time responding David.