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I can see where that could get frustrating and agree there should be a way to turn it off, or at least delay it like you can with other code hinting.
I would definitely vote in favor of having the image pop up either "disableable", or added to the items controlled by the Code Hint Delay in preferences, if you wanted to create a voteable thread for it in the Ideas section
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This was driving me nuts too, and the fact that it was driving somebody else crazy too inspired me to figure out a solution. What really bugged me was that it slightly changed the position of text (image hrefs, or colors) while you were editing it which was constantly causing me to make little typos all day. Granted, if you're using the Dreamweaver text editor as your primary source code editor you deserve to be punished, but sometimes it's what's convenient at the time to just get something done. It should not be more of a pain point than it is because text is hopping around while you're trying to select it. My punishment was double. I have a darker source code theme that's easy on the eyes. The image/color preview added its own highlighting to the normal highlighting making the text I'm editing nearly illegible, while also being a moving target.
Anyways, I started doing a search in the Finder inside the Dreamweaver folder for "Preview" in a filename. I found ImagePreview.js and ImagePreview.html moved them out of the Dreamweaver folder, and restarted Dreamweaver. BOOM! No image previews! Next, I renamed the whole PreviewExtensions folder to PreviewExtensions_disabled. BOOM! No more image previews and no more color previews!
Dreamweaver still seems stable, as far as Dreamweaver stability goes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Here's where this evil folder lives:
Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 202015/configuration/PreviewExtensions/
Just rename it like this:
Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 202015/configuration/PreviewExtensions_disabled/
I hope this helps!
PS. Now we just need to hack the Properties inspector panel to not have tiny text input fields. Come one Adobe! Make it responsive or something. It's taking up just 25% of the space it could on my screen. I can barely type inside it. And I can't read what has been typed inside it.
Great sleuthing, ccn6! I am definitely going to employ that hack. I haven't yet tried the DW CC Prerelease beta 3 yet, maybe this issue no longer exists...here's hoping. In any case, thanks so much for taking the time to document your excellent fix!