I've gone throught the other threads in this forum concerning BrowserLab problems and have noticed that just about everyone who posted a question about their problems w/ BL got a response from an Adobe staffer; and that these responses seem to have come quickly-- from what I can tell, pretty much always the same day, and frequently w/in hours.
I know I posted my question on a Sunday, but it is now approaching the end of the Monday workday. I'd very much like to know if my purchase of the Adobe Master Collection entitles me to the courtesy of a response from Adobe. At the very least, couldn't someone let me know that they're looking into it?
I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with BrowserLab. I understand you're in a bad situation with a deadline and I do try to respond as promptly as possible to questions on the forums. My response time is based my workload here at Adobe, not on the license status of the person asking the question. I do the best I can but sometimes other work takes precedence.
Right now I don't know what the issue is. You seem to have the current version of DW. All I can do right now is ask a number of questions that might help figure out what the issue is:
- Are you running Mac or Windows, and what version of the OS are you running?
- In the BrowserLab extension window in DW, click on the menu icon in the top right and choose About BrowserLab and give us the complete version number shown?
- Can you take a screenshot of the error message you're seeing and post that here?
- Can you take a screenshot of the extension manager list that shows BrowserLab is missing?
- Under the file menu, see if there is a Preview in Browser > Adobe BrowserLab option?
Fair enough, I guess it should come as no surprise that you're very busy and I certainly can empathize with that. I let my frustration get the better of me and I may have been, well, starting to panic a bit.. perhaps it's time to re-read that Hitchhiker's Guide
In any case, I do greatly appreciate your reply, thank you very much. And your particular response about my 'license status' gave me the first good laugh I've had all day. Right you are.
To the point, then:
1. I'm running Mac OS 10.6.8
2. BL version no. is: 188.8.131.521M.273042
3. It's not an error message, just the endless "preparing for preview..." progress bar. It only goes away if I cancel the preview. I've not yet seen any error message, even though I've let that bar 'spin' for a *long* time. Here:
4. As requested:
5. Yes, that option has been there ever since I installed the BL extension back in the summer:
Like I said this all worked just fine... until it didn't. I'm at a loss to explain what could've changed. I spent literally hours trying to figure this out w/o success. The only "change" I'm aware of at this point, is that I changed my Adobe ID password since originally installing the BL extension in DW; but I've updated that at the CS Live site already, and the problem persists. And anyway, I really can't imagine that would account for the missing extension weirdness, and it also seems to me that if that were the problem, I wouldn't have been able to access BL the way I described in my first post (please let me repeat that that method only worked about 2 or 3 times out of a good 15-20 attempts; I've had no success getting it to work again).
So.. a good puzzle here? I do hope you enjoy them... I have not been having fun w/ this
Thanks again for your reply Mark, and I will patiently (but eagerly) await your answer.
Good job posting that last screenshot, we're pretty certain that's the source of the problem you're having. There should be a Sign In button there, but instead you're getting that error message. I think that things got messed up when you switched Adobe ID password. Right now we're looking around internally for a person or KB article that knows how to fix this. We'll post a response as soon as we can.
That was it! Deleting that keychain entry did the trick. I think I went through every thread under "Browser Lab", but I didn't have the insight to look under "CS Live". I actually never used that button before, that screenshot I posted was the result of my first attemp. Can't tell you how happy I am to have this resolved!
For the potential benefit of anyone else who finds their way to this thread, I should mention that my keychain entry did *not* start w/ "Adobe-CS-Live..." as indicated in the thread you linked me to; it was actually "Adobe-CS-5.5-renga". Debated for a sec if that was the right one, figured it must be since it was in the login items section along w/ all my FTP server passes.
Just out of curiosity, I checked to see if the BrowserLab extension is visible in the Extension Manager now; it isn't, the DW tab still lists no extensions. Anything to be concerned about? Everything seems to be working fine now..
Thanks again for your help Mark, all the best to you.