I'm using DW CS6 Cloud on Mac OSX 10.8.2 and having a problem adding browsers for preview.
Preferences > Preview in Browser
I click [+] and choose the application such as Firefox, Chrome, check Primary or Secondary, then click [OK]. Nothing appears in the browser list.
Can anyone help me on this issue?
Thanks in advance.
Version 12.1 Build 5966
Not sure if the DW has always behaved this way because I have never paid attention to use this function until today.
Also this DW was installed right after I fresh-installed Mountain Lion a few months ago.
Sounds like a corrupted Configuration folder. Close DW. Delete your DW Configuration folder. When you restart DW, it will create a new one for you.
In all cases, <username> is the name of your user account on the computer, CSx is CS4, CS5 or CS6, and <language> indicates the language of your operating system. The language is usually represented by two pairs of characters separated by an underscore, as in en_US (English), es_ES (Spanish), or fr_FR (French).
Looks like your Dreamweaver installation is messed up.
You might want to do a clean re-install.
Nancy, I did find the Configuration folder. I didn't know the Library folder under username is a hidden folder. That's why I didn't see it.
Now I was able to trash the Configuration folder and restarted the DW and this time the following error message shows up. I kind of remember I did see this before though.
SoI went to Preference window and this time I saw Firefox listed as Primary Browser (I guess because Firefox is my primary browser for the system?) .
I deleted it as it says in the error message then tried to add back again but it didn't let me do it, exactly like my original problem.
Are you still recommending the clean re-install or can you think of any other cause?
I really appreciate your patience.
No need for a new thread. All phenomenons decribed above are what I saw today in my DW and what I tried too. Without any effect.
A bug feels like getting ill suddenly ;-)
Wonder what I could do to get the browser preview back ...
I did'nt create a new user but used another admin-level user account for a try. The DW browser preview works there as normal. Now, the question is: What makes the difference? It will be a lot of work to create a new account with all details and presets ...
I will make a permissions repair now ...
After deletion of preferences file DW works like before again. This is located in user/library/preferences/Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Prefs. Steps: Close DW, duplicate Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Prefs (for backup), delete Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Prefs, start DW again.
THANK YOU, Macromac! Deleting the prefs file (~library/preferences/Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Prefs) WORKED! And it was so easy! I wasted hours earlier this week because the feature wasn't working (in the exact way the original poster described, including the same error message).