7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 4, 2015 9:19 AM by Thomas Dearie RSS

    Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?

    fantasatic

      Hi there,

      its my first time I really want to do something productive with Dreamweaver, so I'm a totally newby.
      My searches weren't successful and so I'm trying to get my problem solved here. ;-)

       

      I've got a 2nd screen and I want to use booth screens. On my 1st screen there should be the normal (!) editor layout. The 2nd should be just a live-preview.

      Normally Dreamweaver displays both in one window. Is there a possibility to separate them?

       

      Thanks for your support!
      floo

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?
          MurraySummers ACP/MVPs

          I've got a 2nd screen and I want to use booth screens. On my 1st screen there should be the normal (!) editor layout. The 2nd should be just a live-preview.

          Normally Dreamweaver displays both in one window. Is there a possibility to separate them?

           

          No.  But you can put lots of other stuff (like all of the Panels) over on the 2nd screen, allowing you to essentially fill the first screen with Design/Split/Code view.

          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?
            matthew stuart Community Member

            I might be wrong, but I'm not sure you can have both editor view and live view in two separate windows... I might be wrong!

             

            What I do is have my second screen for all of my panels leaving just the code and the editor/live view side by side on the main screen. I then switch to live view as and when needed. Having said that, What I get in dreamweaver doesn't always translate the same in firefox, safari or IE, and each of the browsers do different things to each other sometimes! So, as far as I am concerned, DW's live view should be taken with a pinch of salt, if you see what I am saying.

            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?
              MurraySummers ACP/MVPs

              DW's live view should be taken with a pinch of salt, if you see what I am saying.

               

              DW's Live view is Safari - nothing more, and nothing less.  Safari is definitely not InternetExplorer so expect to see equivalent variations between all the browsers.  But DW's Live view is WAY better than Design view if you are tied to visual development.

              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?
                fantasatic Community Member

                Ok, thank you all for your really fast support! Respect!

                 

                My way I decided is: I will have dreamweaver with the code on my 1st screen. On the 2nd I will have some panels and Opera. Opera refreshes every second, so I always have an actual image of the website.

                 

                 

                But most of the Time I think, I won't need Opera. It's just really comfortable when you have to fix something.

                 

                @Internetexplorer: I think that's problem for itself....

                 

                 

                Thanks!

                floo

                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?
                  Alex_Reds Community Member

                  It's might be late answer but for those who still thinking how to work better with DW on 2 monitors, you can just stretch your DW's window onto second screen, then minimise code windows and drag middle separater to the right/left edges of your monitors

                  I personally prefer open up onto second screen a browser and the multiscreen preview window

                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?
                    Louis Motsu

                    If you choose design (or live) set on your primary screen, you can press F10 to display the Code Inspector and you can drag this to your second screen.

                    Only problem is that it doesn't work for CSS files.

                     

                    I hope this helped.

                    • 7. Re: Dreamweaver with 2 monitors?
                      Thomas Dearie Community Member

                      You can go to:

                      Window > Code Inspector

                       

                      This will give you a separate coding window, that you can resize and drag around the screen to put it where you want it.

                      Then you can set your main window to Live View and code in the Code inspector.

                       

                      The Code Inspector is really a panel, so it will always sit in front if you position it over the other Dreamweaver windows, and it won't be visible while you're working in other applications (but will return to view when you come back to Dreamweaver).

                       

                      But, other than those inconveniences, it 's a decent workaround to the lack of ability to see the same file in separate windows.

                       

                      Hope this helps! I'm using it right now!

                       

                      Cheers