12 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 5:23 PM by AllDayDev RSS

    CS6 Trial

    Nancy O. MVP

      I just installed the CS6 Trial.  So far, it's running great Win Vista.

       

      No problems with display of page / div  background colors. 

       

      Using Coder Plus Workspace.  Design & Code View are very responsive.  No complaints there.

       

      My only complaint so far is with Live View.  It's slower than slow.  It stalls for several seconds (icon spins & spins) when clicked .  Scrolling up or down is minimally responsive, stalls, then recovers.  Stalls, then recovers.  In its present state, I don't think I'll use it much.

       

      I disabled "Display External Files" but that didn't have any effect.  Also turned off Cache in Site > Manage Sites with no effect.

       

      I'm going to shut it down.  Reboot my PC and see if Live View performance improves any.  Will report back later.

       

       

      Nancy O.

        • 1. Re: CS6 Trial
          Ben M MVP

          I find it odd that DW is one of the only programs to officially support Vista, if not the only.  Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, and Flash only list XP SP3 and Windows 7 in their system requirements pages.

           

          Is it just one site in particular or multiple sites?

          • 2. Re: CS6 Trial
            Nancy O. MVP

            @SnakEyez,

            I find it odd that DW is one of the only programs to officially support Vista, if not the only. 

            Odd or omission?  If it works on XP SP3 & Win7, it should work on Vista, right?

            Is it just one site in particular or multiple sites?

             

            CS6 Live View is unacceptably slow on multiple sites/pages.   HTML, PHP, SHTML.

             

            Rebooting didn't improve things but...

             

            View > Live View Options > disable JavaScript.  Screaming fast!

             

             

            Nancy O.

            • 3. Re: CS6 Trial
              AllDayDev Adobe Employee

              Willing to share code from one of the pages with which you are seeing this slow performance?

              • 4. Re: CS6 Trial
                Nancy O. MVP

                @Carey,

                 

                It's not exclusive to one page or site. 

                Live View stalls for me on Win Vista if I don't disable JavaScript before clicking Live View. 

                Disabling JS is no great tragedy, but it would be nice if that option stuck on subsequent pages.

                 

                Try these: 

                http://alt-web.com/TEMPLATES/2-col-custom.shtml

                http://alt-web.com/Articles/Persistent-Page-Indicator.shtml

                http://alt-web.com/DEMOS/SmoothScroll.shtml

                 

                 

                 

                Nancy O.

                • 5. Re: CS6 Trial
                  Ben M MVP

                  Odd.  Jeff Tranberry went into a bit of the reason as to why only Windows 7 fully supports all of Photoshop CS6 on the Photoshop blog ( http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2012/03/photoshop-cs6-operating-system-support-and- beyond.html ).  It started with Lightroom and has trickled down to the other programs.  So only DW can officially offer support for you based on the tech specs for each product if they are all accurate and not a marketing mistake.  Not sure if it's strictly a feature thing or maybe it has to do with the security of the application for which Adobe was scrutinized today ( http://gizmodo.com/5909290/adobes-photoshop-security-reaches-a-sad-new-low ).

                   

                  Anyways, I'm thinking something with an included file, is the JS file remote or local? If remote from where?  I doubt you need to clear configurations or anything since it's so new. 

                  Edit: Just saw your post, I'll take a look at those pages.

                  • 6. Re: CS6 Trial
                    AllDayDev Adobe Employee

                    Does it happen if you create a new page using one of the pre-built layouts? e.g. 3 column liquid

                     

                    I noticed all three of your example pages have external JavaScript files, so I'm wondering in Dreamweaver is getting hung up on that somehow.

                     

                    If it does _not_ happen with one of the pre-built layouts, then try implementing the change mentioned here (for CS6 instead of CS5/CS5.5): http://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/hang-opening-document-dreamweaver-cs5.html

                     

                    This shouldn't be required, but give it a try and let us know if it changes the results at all.

                    • 7. Re: CS6 Trial
                      Nancy O. MVP

                      @Carey,

                      OK.  Looks like certain external scripts (ADD THIS widget, for example) causes Live View to stall.  Pages without links to external widget JS do not stall Live View.

                       

                      I changed Windows registry as per the help article but it had no effect. 

                       

                       

                      Nancy O.

                      • 8. Re: CS6 Trial
                        Nancy O. MVP

                        @SnakEyez,

                        Thanks for those links.

                        • 9. Re: CS6 Trial
                          pziecina Community Member

                          Hi Nancy

                           

                          Have you tried enabling, (or disabling) the live view option 'use testing server as document source' ?

                           

                          Also the reason that most CS6 programs do not list Vista as a supported OS, is because the development teams consider Vista to be so similar to Win 7 that they can be considered the same. It has nothing to do with the program not working in that product and most of the ones we use on the web have been tested by users of Vista, (though it looks like all problems have not been caught).

                           

                          PZ

                          • 10. Re: CS6 Trial
                            Nancy O. MVP

                            @PZ,

                             

                            I haven't set up the DW testing sever yet.  I usually keep local and testing files in the same location, so not too sure how/if this would effect Live View response.   I'll look into that more later. 

                             

                            I got the Cloud trial yesterday and I'm nosing around in Photoshop CS6 today.  Finding my custom actions, gradients, patterns, etc... and moving them to CS6 has been quite a chore. Now I remember why I didn't upgrade sooner!

                             

                            So far everything seems to be working  in Vista-32 bit.  I can't use Premier Pro or After Effects (64-bit only) but that's OK.  They're not part of my regular workflow anyway.

                             

                            N

                            • 11. Re: CS6 Trial
                              pziecina Community Member

                              Nancy O. wrote:

                               

                              Finding my custom actions, gradients, patterns, etc... and moving them to CS6 has been quite a chore. Now I remember why I didn't upgrade sooner!

                              I can sympathize with that, I built a new computer months ago, (i7, ssd, 16gb) and only installed CS at the beginning of this month because of exactly the same reason.

                               

                              PZ

                              • 12. Re: CS6 Trial
                                AllDayDev Adobe Employee

                                Thanks for the additional details, Nancy.


                                At this point, I am not sure what is causing this issue. I have asked the development team to look into this.

                                 

                                 

                                Also, for Photoshop CS6, you should be able to automatically import presets and such from previous versions. Go to Edit > Presets > Migrate Presets.