I'm having a problem viewing php files (while xamp active) in Firefox when using Dreamweaver CS5. If FireFox is currently running, it opens a brand new blank window instead of opening the file in a new tab like it normally would when telling Dreamweaver to preview using FireFox. Now, if I close FireFox and then tell Dreamweaver to preview, it will launch FireFox and open a new tab with the file like it's supposed to. Trouble is, I can't be closing FireFox every single time I need to use the preview function in Dreamweaver. I've been troubleshooting this for a while but haven't found any solutions. I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out what's causing this. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this behavior?
I believe it's related specifically to my computer because the PCs that I use at college all work fine and my laptop handles it fine as well. Also, I've setup the localhost servers and installed xampp all the same way across these machines and I've double/triple checked the settings for typos/errors, it's all the same. Also, FireFox seems to be the only browser affected by this behavior - the preview function works as it should with all the other browsers (Chrome, Maxthon, IE, Safari, Opera, SeaMonkey).
Also, I uploaded a video of what it's doing so you can visually see for yourself exactly what I'm talking about:
Info about my software versions & OS:
Windows 7 Pro
Dreamweaver CS5 Version 11 Build 4993
Thanks in advance for any help with this!
Got it to work. I still don't know what the problem was.. I went through all the settings, re-input the localhost server settings, etc etc and it still wasn't working... so in the end I just re-installed Dreamweaver and then it worked. Not sure what happened but it works now so all's good.