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DW CS5 continually Acting Weird..

May 12, 2011 9:03 AM


Seems like for about 5 or 6 months, my DW will freeze up for a brief time.... "not responding" in other words. As this is the message thats displayed. Not only does this message display at the top of DW window, but in popup windows sometimes, for instance when I am uploading files to my server, the window will freeze as well.


Maybe it has something to do with an extension I downloaded awhile back...Konductor I think it is. because everytime I close DW now, a js error message comes up saying something about "getDocumentDom: argument number 1 is invalid" and has a filepath of "C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe DreamweaverCS5\Configuration\Shutdown\KonductorShutdown.htm"


I went in a deleted my the .dat file as suggested by David Powers in his FAQ here in the DW forum, but just as soon as I opened DW, I got the same two issues.


Is there anything else I can try short of completely deleting my personal config file? If I do that what will be the results?


Thanks in advance!

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    May 12, 2011 11:57 AM   in reply to teedoffnewbie

    Try disabling the Konductor extension and see if that really is the issue?

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    May 12, 2011 12:07 PM   in reply to teedoffnewbie

    Command >  Manage Extensions to open the Extension Manager.

    Un-tick all the boxes.  Close Extension Manager.

    Close DW.

    Restart DW.



    Nancy O.
    Alt-Web Design & Publishing
    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists

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    May 12, 2011 12:16 PM   in reply to teedoffnewbie

    Did disabling all extensions help?



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    May 12, 2011 12:44 PM   in reply to teedoffnewbie

    Do your files/sites use externally hosted resources (like, say, goolge analytics? Or a hosted jQuery script?). This can cause some lagginess as Dreamweaver "fetches" this external material to be able to use its "related files" feature.


    During development you can comment out those external resources until you're ready for testing (and then remove the comments to enable them).

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