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    Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!

    PoconoJ

      I installed this buggy excuse for an upgrade this morning and have found numerous problems:

       

      Files window - does not open the file i highlight, instead it opens the listing 5 files below it

      Copy / Paste - does not insert text into the place where the blinking courser is, instead places it at the top of the document

      Properties window - Cannot be expanded to show the entire contents of the window

      Drag & drop - does not work correctly

      Auto tag closing - will not close a "<p>" tag automatically after typing "</", may or may not close other tags either, just haven't had time to experiment

       

      I've had it. I have relaunched the CS6 version and will continue to use it until some bug fixes have been released.

      Reading thru the forums it looks like people are having other troubles that I have not mentioned (ie - code coloring).

      Surprised to see that Adobe would release a flagship product that has so many flaws.

      Does anyone know when Adobe will start to address all the issues this product is having and release some fixes?

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
          ALsp Level 4

           

          Does anyone know when Adobe will start to address all the issues this product is having and release some fixes?

          When the cows come home?

          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
            Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I'm aware of several problems and I've document some of them in the Ideas Sections.

            Many Issues in 2017 Nov Release.

             

            However, Copy & paste in Code view works fine for me on Win10 (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V)

            Closing <any tag> also works for me.  Check your Preferences > Code Hints.

             

             

            Nancy O.

            • 4. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
              lnayal Adobe Employee

              Hi Jeff,

               

              For Files window and Properties window issue can you please try resetting text-size under display setting to 100%.

              Actually DW is not Hi DPI aware hence behaves unusual with higher text size.

               

              Team is actively investigating this, hopefully will be addressed in future release.

               

              Thanks,

              Lalita

              • 5. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                IronADDT Level 1
                Does anyone know when Adobe will start to address all the issues this product is having and release some fixes?

                 

                I think for the next year, CC 2018 version.

                It will be the main feature...

                • 6. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                  Haroldntx Level 1

                  I've had similar problems trying to paste code in DW CC 2017. Sometimes it pastes where I want it, sometimes not. Sometimes when I do CTRL-C, it copies what I had selected, sometimes it just pops to the top of the page. Sometimes, if I have an object selected in design view in a split window and then try to select and copy code, it assumes I meant to copy the code for the selected item in design view and 'helpfully' changes my code selection to that instead before the copy.

                   

                  There are a lot of cool things you can do in this editor as far as selecting multiple locations, discontinuous blocks, of code, etc., but I think that confuses the editor when you just want to do a simple copy and paste. I find that you have to be very methodical in positioning the cursor and then carefully doing CTRL-C, which slows down the workflow. But that's been a problem since DW6. Each subsequent major release has slowed me down - not real happy about that.

                   

                  Oh, and trying to copy and paste code while in Live view, nearly futile. And trying to do this in Design view with Bootstrap code, a visual mess.

                  • 7. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                    johnvalo Level 1

                    The only problem I found so far is the inability to drag and drop to link one open page to another open page. Links can only be established by dragging and dropping to the file list.

                     

                    It would be nice to dock all three tool bars on a single line. I currently have the Standard Toolbar at the top, the Common Toolbar at the left, and the Document Toolbar (Code ... Split ... Design) floating next to the Standard Toolbar.

                    • 8. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                      Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      I documented some issues in the IDEAS section of this forum.  If you're so inclined, give it an UP VOTE

                      Many Issues in 2017 Nov Release.

                      • 9. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                        lnayal Adobe Employee

                        Hi John,

                         

                        Please post your feature request of docking all three toolbars at below link

                         

                        Adobe Dreamweaver CC: Feature Ideas

                         

                        You can report bugs as well.

                        • 10. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                          MerlinMalone Level 1

                          This is awful. Opened up this morning after the update and it's almost unusable! The option or file highlighted in the menu isn't the one that is actually selected - the highlight line is taller than the text so it's highlighting way down the list somewhere. In the image below the mouse is just above the 'snippets' tab in order to get 'Main' highlighted in the Insert box above.

                           

                          The preferences menu window is HUGE (see image) - mostly full of empty space and goes off the screen in both width and height so I have to drag dozens of times to find where the settings are (I was trying to set the text size to 100% as advised above, but I can't find the display settings!).

                          Dialogue boxes in general seem to be all over the place. The third image is the file save warning dialog.

                           

                          Highlighting

                           

                          Preferences

                           

                          File save warning

                           

                           

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                          • 11. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                            lnayal Adobe Employee

                            Hi Karl,

                             

                            Sorry for inconvenience caused. DW is not High DPI aware yet and hence behave ususal with High DPI settings.

                             

                            Can you please share your OS details? Accordingly we can suggest workarounds.

                             

                            Please bear with us till we fix these issues in future updates.

                             

                            thanks,

                            Lalita

                            • 12. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                              MerlinMalone Level 1

                              Hi Lalia

                              I'm on Windows 7 x64, display is set at 1920x1080. I've reverted to DW CC2015 which seems to have no issues with High DPI settings.

                              best wishes

                              Karl

                              • 13. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                lnayal Adobe Employee

                                Thanks for quick response Karl.

                                 

                                Yes we do have known issues with Win 7 High DPI settings which are under investigation as of now.

                                As a workaround I can suggest you to switch text-size to 100% under display setting of your computer. As per snapshot below and then try DW.

                                 

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                                • 14. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                  MerlinMalone Level 1

                                  That has worked yes, but it makes everything else on my computer a bit of a strain to use!

                                   

                                  Thanks for the help though - any idea when we can expect a proper fix?

                                  • 15. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                    Sweens

                                    I'm unable to drag a recordset field from the bindings column into the code view area of the screen, for example when wanting to add a parameter to a link.

                                     

                                    I can drag it into the design view area, but this isn't necessarily where I want the code.

                                    Cheers

                                    Chris

                                    • 16. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                      mattrock! Level 1

                                      Works fine for me as well.

                                      • 17. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                        Energize Level 2

                                        Please post a vote here so we can hopefully get full flexibility back for code colouring:

                                         

                                        Restore Full Code Colouring Flexibility – Adobe Dreamweaver CC: Feature Ideas

                                         

                                        The code colouring apart from being removed from the options because it's a half finished Brackets integration lacks serious flexibility, no language specific option even if you are prepared to edit the LESS theme file directly has been included.

                                         

                                        I had an official response from Adobe that language-specific code colouring which is a feature in Brackets, is NOT included in the brackets integration with Dreamweaver.

                                        • 18. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                          Ally-Cheryl

                                          I totally have the same issue. I have to guess how many files below the file I want to open it. Sometimes it will close the website I am in and open another. Disaster.

                                          • 19. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                            MerlinMalone Level 1

                                            If you set your system font size to 100% (in display settings if you're using Windows) as per lnayal's response on 7th Nov at 5:13am above it will work around this issue - but everything else in Windows will have tiny text so I hope you have good eyesight!

                                            K.

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                                            • 20. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                              Ally-Cheryl Level 1

                                              Windows 10

                                              Prior to seeing your note, I went to Setttings, Display and changed the slider bar to 100%. Apparently a Windows update had changed this to 250%.

                                              • 21. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                markh44156571

                                                what a mess indeed!

                                                Here are my issues with Dreamweaver 2017!

                                                 

                                                * Hangs on initial startup for about a minute

                                                * Template updating crashes time to time

                                                * Highlighting a document to copy from, initiates Dreamweaver's alert that document has been modified and needs to be saved.

                                                * Removal of custom colors for code

                                                * No PHP color coding support

                                                • 22. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                  BenPleysier Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                  Yes, that is a mess!

                                                   

                                                  Just so that you know that we are not all experiencing the same, on my Windows machine

                                                   

                                                  * no problem

                                                  * no problem

                                                  * no problem. Could it be that there is some external program (DMXZone-extension) causing this while Live view has been selected?

                                                  * not that I care, but this may be useful Learn how you can customize the colors of your code elements in Dreamweaver.

                                                  * perhaps because of my Windows machine (light theme is slightly different)

                                                  • 23. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                    Energize Level 2

                                                    Try turning of sync in Adobe CC app, it may help the issues/lag on start up (I know its not ideal to turn sync off):

                                                     

                                                    Adobe CC > Preferences > Files > Sync On/Off

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                                                    • 24. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                      Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                      SYNC:

                                                      IMO, file sync (local with remote) is just asking for trouble.  I think everyone should turn that feature off.   And it it improves performance, so much the better.

                                                       

                                                      I do Sync my preferences because it saves time when migrating between versions.   But you need not keep that turned on all the time either.  You can manually sync when you see fit.

                                                       

                                                      CACHING:

                                                      In my experience, the Enable Cache feature can sometimes slow down performance.  I have it turned off for all my sites and I don't miss it in the least.   Site > Manage Sites > Advanced > Local Info.

                                                       

                                                      DISPLAY:

                                                      In terms of scaling the UI on Hi-DPI screens, there is a workdaround for Win10 users.  NOTE:  You will need to edit your registration files so take necessary precautions & make backups first.

                                                      Adobe App Scaling on High DPI Displays (FIX) | Dan Antonielli

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      Nancy O.

                                                      • 25. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                        Jules1587746

                                                        same here! It's really slowing us down.  I'd really like to roll back to the previous version.

                                                        • 26. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                          MerlinMalone Level 1

                                                          You can install previous versions from the Adobe Creative Cloud app. If you scroll down the Apps tab to Find Additional Apps you can click the arrow next to the Install button:

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                                                          • 27. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                            Jules1587746 Level 1

                                                            Thank you!  I'll be using 2015 until this mess is sorted out...

                                                            • 28. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                              Sweens Level 1

                                                              I make extensive use of the Server Behaviours window - sadly dropped from the last 2 releases, but apparently still compatible.

                                                               

                                                              Everything installed OK - but when I try to add a new recordset I get an error message (While executing addDynamicSource in MySQLiRecordset.htm, a JavaScript error occurred).

                                                               

                                                              This is usually solved by clearing the cache, as with previous releases - but it doesn't work this time - the error is repeated. If I ignore the error, I'm unable to select any database field in the window.

                                                               

                                                              I feel very disappointed with Adobe a) for dropping support for small business designer/developers who relied in DW to build dynamic sites and b) releasing this latest version without it being fit for purpose.

                                                               

                                                              Think I may uninstall and revert to 2015!

                                                               

                                                              Chris

                                                              • 29. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                arkid

                                                                Agree it's incredible it was released in this state.  It's such a smack in the face for existing users.   I think no matter how you use the program and have it setup, it's going to frustrate you some how.

                                                                 

                                                                The new code writing engine is horrid.  I'm fighting against it and for everything it auto types/completes to save me time it does another thing that is illogical and wastes my time.    It's also dam slow. I've got an i7 CPUand it just isn't very responsive.

                                                                 

                                                                The lack of colour customisation on code is also very silly, as is the fact files have to be open to search multiple files, as is the removal of the other columns (file size, type, date) from the files lists, having to go into all my existing projects and enable manually this setting is just bizarre.  

                                                                 

                                                                It fascinates me how large companies seem to spend a fortune user testing and using focus groups yet these all completely fail to actually get valid feedback.   

                                                                • 30. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                  Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                  arkid wrote:

                                                                   

                                                                  The new code writing engine is horrid. I'm fighting against it and for everything it auto types/completes to save me time it does another thing that is illogical and wastes my time. It's also dam slow. I've got an i7 CPUand it just isn't very responsive.

                                                                   

                                                                  Not sure what that means.  I'm not fighting with code hints or auto-completion.  And I have no performance problems in Code / Design View.  Maybe your Preferences need tweaking?

                                                                   

                                                                  Without more to go on, it's hard to make suggestions.

                                                                  • 31. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                    arkid Level 1

                                                                    I hadn't written any specifics as the annoyances are so continuous that I didn't know where to start.

                                                                     

                                                                    So here are 13 or so things off the top of my head that I instantly discovered within an hour of use and they are still all bugging me and I can't find solutions to any of them.

                                                                     

                                                                    • The editor is very unintelligent in handling certain scenarios that in the real world occur all the time.  For example, say I add a new line to an array of 'value'  => /location/scotland/tester/      and that string value which needs enclosing in quotes is pasted in from the clipboard.  I now need to wrap it in quotes naturally.  If I do this though I end up with 'value'  => ''/location/scotland/tester/''     So it adds double quotes.  Even though the chr after the cursor is a string it doesn't think maybe I should just add one.
                                                                    • Similarly, if you have a string in single quotes and break it to add a variable, if you close the string and then type two dots and a new opening single quote it adds two.   Ie $string='value is'    and then you add $string='value '..' is'   you end up with $string='value '..'' is'
                                                                    • The yellow search matches when using the code editor appear in the wrong place on the scroll bar!
                                                                    • the scrollbar can easily get hidden under the yellow search matches.  sounds like it wouldn't happen often but ive actually experienced frequently
                                                                    • Discontinuity with how the editor used to work.   Selecting strings by double clicking with the mouse functions differently now.  Before the dollar sign wasn't included now it is.    That sounds like a small thing but these kind of details take days to relearn.  Even when you realise what's going on you can't just switch instantly to the new behaviour always.  This cavalier alteration in functionality is really silly.
                                                                    • Slightly laggy to totally locked up performance occasionally.    If you open a minified CSS file (say 30/40kb)  it will literally freeze up if you try to edit within the code!
                                                                    • Color code doesn't always work
                                                                    • After "replace all" in the editor the cursor returns to the very top of the document, loosing your place in the code.  This is very annoying when editing most files that are deeper than the screen, which is nearly all of them.
                                                                    • automatically rewriting content, changing chrs for in JS files for their html entity versions!   It also does the opposite with chrs occasionally     One of 100s of examples in a JS file I opened, did nothing to and then saved includes   tmp_str = tmp_str.split('&#039;')     becoming    tmp_str = tmp_str.split(''')   - 3 single quotes naturally invalid so this breaks the JS.
                                                                    • Lack of custom colour schemes for code, how could this be taken away !?
                                                                    • When you expand the file view window to full screen to list both remote and local files, the remote is on the left, defying the normal convention nearly all other software seems to use.
                                                                    • Bonkers decision to make info columns in the files window accessible via deep somewhat hidden settings in each project.  I have about 80 projects and often switch between 10 or so at any one moment. I have to go into this setting to enable the file size and date which I often want to see on each project.
                                                                    • Bonkers decision to not let searching external files work unless a file is open in the editor.  How is that relevant to searching for files that are not in the editor ?   This is very lazy coding and implementation.

                                                                     

                                                                    oh and thanks for the tip but performance on my computer is fine in general, it's an i7 after all.  And those code hint options make no difference to the performance I'm talking about.

                                                                    • 32. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                      KellyFPM3

                                                                      Another issue to add to the list:

                                                                       

                                                                      When viewing a file in "Split Code" view the two halves used to scroll independently of each other. You could view the top of a file in one half of the screen while editing the bottom in the other half. But now, if you click your mouse on one half of the view, the other half immediately scrolls to the same place. This makes Split View completely useless because you can't refer back to one part of the code while editing another part.

                                                                       

                                                                      I also find that Dreamweaver freezes a lot and says "Not responding" in the titlebar. This will only last for several seconds before it starts working again, but it happens frequently enough to be annoying.

                                                                       

                                                                      I recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows and the Adobe software. So the PC has no traces of earlier versions of Adobe software that might be causing these problems.

                                                                      • 33. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                        Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                        @arkid,

                                                                        Turn off Linting in your Preferences.  Or, edit the Linting Rule Sets to your liking.

                                                                         

                                                                        N

                                                                        • 34. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                          dw202

                                                                          Copy command jumps down towards the end of the page. It does not copy at all. I tried CTRL+C, mouse right click > Copy, nothing works.

                                                                          • 35. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                            rayong80407131

                                                                            Hi Karl,

                                                                             

                                                                            Sorry for inconvenience caused. DW is not High DPI aware yet and hence behave ususal with High DPI settings.

                                                                             

                                                                            Then why was it released?  I am not changing my settings for this one, now useless, program.  How can I roll back to CC 2015?  It is not available in the Creative Cloud app for us as mentioned in another reply.  That should be my option, not to have to change settings to make all my windows difficult.  Just let me opt out of this beta test you are running.

                                                                            • 37. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                              dw202 Level 1

                                                                              Just be ready for more hassle if rolling back. Here is my last night experience:

                                                                               

                                                                              Being fed up with Dreamweaver 2017, I decided to go back to 2015. On Windows 10, I remove the 2017, use the Cloud app to show the previous versions, and install 2015. Once done, I open it, and Dreamweaver 2015 crashes, every single time. So I use the Cloud clean up tool to remove anything relating to Dreamweaver. I found 7 instances of Dreamweaver on the list in the DOS-like prompt window of the clean up tool. So I clean all of them, one by one. Then I realize that the clean up tool removed Photoshop and Illustrator as well, which BTW, were not on the list anyway.

                                                                              Then I get the Dreamweaver 2017 back on installed. I open it, and get some runtime error. I continue by hitting OK, and get in. I try to open an HTML file, BUM it crashes. Again, and again, and again... it keeps crashing.

                                                                              I find somewhere that windows files may be corrupted, so I run the SFC command, no errors.

                                                                              I finally uninstall all except Adobe DC (it was 1:30 AM), use the cloud clean up tool again (now I uninstalled the Cloud app itself as well).

                                                                              Then I put back all of it, and it worked. I checked it briefly last night, will do more this morning.

                                                                               

                                                                              Just so you know...

                                                                               

                                                                              And yes, this feels like Beta, shame on your team Adobe. Looking for alternatives as $55 per month should do better.

                                                                               

                                                                              Best

                                                                              • 38. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                                lnayal Adobe Employee

                                                                                Hi Ramon,

                                                                                 

                                                                                Please check below link

                                                                                 

                                                                                Dreamweaver CC 2017 does not display correctly on Windows Hi-DPI machines

                                                                                 

                                                                                This should help. Also be assured that our team is working on High DPI support for DW. Will be part of future releases surely.

                                                                                 

                                                                                thanks,

                                                                                Lalita

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                                                                                • 39. Re: Dreamweaver CC 2017 - what a mess!
                                                                                  MicahBurke Level 1

                                                                                  Oy... what an ugly, ugly mess.

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Did the compatibility fix and now carrots don't line up on files, code window is shortened and hard to use.  How'd this get out of qa?

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