I abandoned DW's FTP with MX2004.
Have you tried free Filezilla?
yeah, i've tried them all over the years. cyberduck has been a fav.
i've tried a bunch of code editors over the years as well, but usually keep coming back to dw out of habit.
it does have some great features, but i don't get how such a workflow breaking issue can be left to fester for so long.
believe me i've been around the block with adobe support and dev help etc. so many times.
i also hate that floating window that appears every time there's a file transfer. drives me nuts. then if you try to close it you can't really DO anything since dw is 'interacting with a server'. srsly, its the same message from 2002. minimize it? nope keeps showing up. so annoying. why not just get rid of it and add a progress bar in the top menu somewhere or something adobe. ugh.
ok, i'm done. not sure this is productive haha
Well, at least you know you're not alone