Same problem here, DW CS 5.5 working just fine before the OS X 10.7 (Lion) update, I'm in the middle of the development of an important web site and I just can't rely on an application that crashes every 5 minutes, any patch, trick, workaround or solution would be very much appreciated...
MacBook Pro 2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), using a 32" SONY bravia LCD screen as extended desktop (just in case)
I'm running CS5.5 on Lion without any issues so far. What are you doing when it crashes? Have you tried disabling extensions? Was this an upgrade to Lion or a new Mac with a fresh Lion install? Any more details you can provide would be helpful to see if I can reproduce as well.
My specs are: MBP (mid-2009) 2.8Ghz, 4GB ram.
I'll try to explain my situation according to your questions:
1.- When it opens and just before it crashes, I start organizing the windows into my two screens, other times crashes when I finish doing that and start working with the HTML and CSS3 file parameters, but generally just launches and suddenly crashes, very frustrating in deed...
2.- I don't think I'm working with extensions at all, if I do, I dont't know which ones I'm using neither know how to disable them... As a matter of fact, I can't even get to work with the widget browser 'cause Adobe AIR won't let me install it...
3.- Lion was an upgrade from the latest version of Snow Leopard, the Lion installer was downloaded directly from the App store...
I was working well with Dreamweaver CS 5.5 before installing Lion (Just with the widget browser issue, but everything else was stable and functional) Now, I'm affraid to use DW 'cause it "sounds" (you can hear the inminent crash by the sound of the hard disk) unstable every time I even try to use it to work on my web site project...
I've been reaserching on the web and it seems that Lion's developers changed the structure of the main Library and this DW bug has something to do with the runtime of Java that uses to work with, it seems that it's not where it supposed to be when it first was developed...
I hope this info helps to figure something out...
Thanks in advance
Unfortunately I don't have a second monitor to test your exact scenario but there are plenty of Mac users here who should be able to test out the second monitor scenario. With that one I would recommend posting a bug report to Adobe:
However, the other you mention a sound? Can you describe the sound? Also go to Disk Utility in the Utilities folder and click on Verify Disk (Not Permissions). This will check for any hardware related issues on your computer.
I just report the bug to Adobe, described like this:
1. Launch the application.
2. Start working with HTML or CSS3 parameters, switch to preview screen.
3. Application unexpectedly crashes.
Results: Application quits.
Expected results: Stability and reliability to be able to keep working with my web site project.
Already tried uninstalling the application and reinstalling it with no success...
I mention a "sound" that my HD produces just when the "beach ball" appears and quits the application, it seems like Dreamweaver is trying to look for some instruction and it doesn't find it, that should be the reason for the so called "sound".
I'm about to use Disk Utility again to verify my HD, I checked recently, but another check wouldn't be a bad idea.
I'll post my results when I finish doing that.
Restarted with one monitor and same thing.
Instance crash on opening DW.
Process: Dreamweaver 
Path: /Volumes/VOLUME/Apps2011/*/Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5.app/Contents/MacOS/Dreamweaver
Version: 18.104.22.16844 (11.5.1)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Date/Time: 2011-07-28 16:41:36.949 -0700
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7 (11A511)
Report Version: 9
Interval Since Last Report: 523644 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 14
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 223263 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 14
Anonymous UUID: 9E5EF1C0-93C9-4B35-87B3-CAC3B83E4608
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000f0000004
VM Regions Near 0xf0000004:
CG shared images 00000000cbff7000-00000000cc217000 [ 2176K] r--/r-- SM=SHM
Submap 00000000ffff0000-00000000ffff2000 r-x/r-x process-only submap
Application Specific Information:
objc: garbage collection is OFF
Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x00df2b6a CWnd::WinIsWindowVisible() const + 10
1 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x006c682a PIViewText::UpdateSelection(PISelection*) + 6642
2 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x00c6d098 PIFloaterMfc::UpdateSelection(RunCaret&) + 654
3 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x00c6d48e PIFloaterMfc::OnSelectionChange(unsigned long, ITitanSelection*) + 828
4 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000de8ac TitanSelectionManager::NotifyUsers(unsigned long) + 726
5 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000dec59 TitanSelectionManager::SyncSelectionUsers(bool) + 371
6 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000ddd29 TitanSelectionManager::SyncSelectionUsers() + 25
7 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000dddf3 ITitanSelectionManager::StSelectionSyncDeferrer::ResumeSelectionNotifications() + 59
8 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000abd52 TitanDocTemplate::OpenDocumentFile(unsigned short const*, CString, int, InitialDocFlag, unsigned long) + 6078
9 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000bf6ae TitanFrameManager::CreateFrame(CString const&, CString const&, InitialDocFlag, unsigned long) + 210
10 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000bf87c TitanFrameManager::CreateFrame(CString const&, DocumentType::BaseType, unsigned long) + 72
11 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000ceb81 TitanFrame::DoOpenFile(CString const&, unsigned long) + 873
12 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x0006f3ed TitanApp::OpenDocumentFile(unsigned short const*) + 171
13 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x000716ee TitanApp::OpenOrBringToTopDocumentFile(unsigned short const*) + 688
14 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x0094aea9 BBEditOps::AppleEventHandler_kAEOpenDocuments(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*, long) + 997
15 com.apple.AE 0x99751f1d aeDispatchAppleEvent(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*, unsigned long, unsigned char*) + 202
16 com.apple.AE 0x9973ba4b _ZL25dispatchEventAndSendReplyPK6AEDescPS_ + 43
17 com.apple.AE 0x9973b938 aeProcessAppleEvent + 253
18 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9227af72 AEProcessAppleEvent + 103
19 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x0006f287 TitanApp::InitInstance() + 1177
20 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x00de71ae CRealApp::Initialize() + 782
21 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x00de73ac CRealApp::Run() + 156
22 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x00db75a3 main + 339
23 com.adobe.dreamweaver-11.5 0x00003026 start + 54
Thread 1:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.libdispatch-manager
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x9448a90a kevent + 10
1 libdispatch.dylib 0x94f85ccc _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 969
2 libdispatch.dylib 0x94f8471b _dispatch_mgr_thread + 53
Mine started crashing when trying to copy from text from the source window. But now crashes as it sees the prior open page which opens on it's own.
I'm not too keen on prior pages opening on thier own and have disabled this in the Finder under System Prefs / General / "Restore windows when quiting and re-opening apps"
I have a working system today. Looking forward to Adobe and Apple getting together and fixing things so us users can get back to work (sounds like the democrates and republicans current standoff).
I am only running one of my monitors and had to put back (from backup) the MacFileCache.dat file I deleted.
Sorry I do not have more to report but this is what is working for me today.
I made new user and tested DreamWeaver. Everything worked fine, so user prefs had to be the reason.
I deleted every file and folder that had adobe in my ~/Library/Preferences -folder.
Now everything works fine, altough everything is on default also.. Small price to pay.
Cool software to find files in Library-folders is: Find Any File from Mac AppStore...
Hope this helps others.
Didn't update to CS 5.5 yet but having the same issue with Dreamweaver CS5 in my MacBook and MacBook Pro after upgrade them to Mac OS X Lion, Dreamweaver CS5 just do not start , so I deleted the file called 'com.adobe.Dreamweaver.11.plist' located in 'Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences' and IT WORKS! Dreamweaver works fine in both computers, no crashes, fully functional...until now.
Thanks to naswaldo
Well, this is starting to be an embarrasing issue for me, as it should be for Adobe developers... It seems like there were no testing of Adobe's software in Lion at all, or at least, there wasn't a LOUD warning from Adobe's to Mac OS X users about the major issues of most of the programs they have in the market, shame on you...
Already tried all of the suggestions posted in this forum thread with no luck, tried disabling the "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" on the personal section of the preferences panel, tried deleting ALL the preferences with the word "adobe" inside the system and user libraries, tried intstalling and reinstalling Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_26. OS X Lion, and even uninstalled the whole application and reinstall it from scratch... and guess what?
NONE OF THE ABOVE WORKED...
I definitively think that the application should be re-writed, but when? Only God knows, 'cause it seems to me that Adobe has lost its interest in the Apple market, I've been reading articles 'bout a war going on between Apple and Adobe, involving themes like Flash lack of support from Apple's side, everybody knows that, but here's something to think about: Why should user's like you and me should be left behind in the aftermath of this conflict?
Time to move on, we should use this thread to suggest OTHER options of applications for web developing, any ideas?
My best regards to all of you...
There are other issues with Lion. I can't mount my high speed Compact Flash cards but the old slower ones work. The SanDisk Extreme and Firewire reader fail and prompt a restart while working just fine prior to the Lion upgrade and still working fine on other Snow Lepard installations.
Hopefully there is an update that fixes all these problems.
in the first place is the flash topic, but i dint care ( you cant do any adobe flash in Lion) so. ITS THE OFFICIAL DEAD OF FLASH.
but they never say anything about Lion, and lets be honest. designers and adobe user USE MACS. here ALL of the advertising universitys and design colleges use only mac. not windows. and the adobe software is for mac.
but this .. come on. i bet that there are many with the same dreamweaver problem.
what a firedn recommendme is Coda (http://www.panic.com/coda/)
im trying it and so far it looks nice. its stable. it has many MANY things that dreamweaver doesn´t BUT IT WORKS
and guess what? THATS WHAT IS IMPORTANT
i think that if adobe reallywant to fight with apple, people change software, PEOPLE DONT CHANGE HARDWARE. what is easy? get money and buy another app or change a big imac, change the videos, the pictures, the preferences, get viruses, antivirusues, firewalles, blue screens of death, ( i cant keep all night with that)
and sooner or later, there will be lion. with new mac, in colleges upgrades... i mean. is there any windows nt? i mean there are still xp, or even vista.. but there is 7, there comes 8. and if there IS NO SUPPORT FOR LION, WOULD IT BE FOR WINDOWS 8? should we stay in the past? aren´t they working in next gen apps?
maybe thay guy Jobs was right and Adobe ones are lazy...
I agree with everything but this: " you cant do any adobe flash in Lion".
I just opened Flash (Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5), loaded one of their examples, changed the publish settings, published, and viewed the result (HTML + SWF), and it seemed to work.
I don't use Flash Builder or Catalyst, so they may be the main sources of difficulty, I don't know.
Regardless, the biggest problem IMO, is Adobe's policy of not working on previous versions combined with the high price of upgrades.
Something like Lion comes along, and if older versions of Flash or Dreamweaver have problems with it, too bad. Adobe will not go back and work on those older versions regardless of how 'stuck' the developers become. You have to upgrade to the latest to get a working version, but their upgrades are very expensive.
What may very well happen is regardless of how difficult the problems may be with the current versions of Adobe's applications, they won't fix them now, but insist that we wait for and PAY for the next version (CS6?) to get things working.
Given their track record, and statements like this: "Adobe does not intend to update this product for use on Mac OS X 10.7.", I have little hope that even the current versions of applications with problems will be worked on for Lion compatibility. You'll probably have to wait to buy the update for the next version.
Coda certainly seems worth looking into.
You need to delete files in your home directorys preferences ~/Library/Preferences
~ means home dir. So this is how the path usually looks like: "Macintosh HD/Users/username/Library/Preferences"
How to open the dir:
Select in Finder Menu: Go->Go to Folder and write there ~/Library/Preferences and Finder will open the correct folder for you.
The ~ (tilde) is essential part of the address. Without the tilde you will open the Library in your System Disk. That folder does not contain user Preferences.
In fact the library in homedir is hidden now in Lion. The Go menu is probaply the easiest way to get there.
And in the ~/Library/Preferences -folder delete all adobe -containing files and folders.
If you can share site details, html files with a definite step to crash, the team will be better able to investigate the multiple issues reported here.
There are multiple reports of crashes in Live View, CSS editing and other random unknown crashes.
I would request you all to share the files/crash logs for further investigations. Also please keep submitting the crsh logs via Adobe Crash Reporter which pops up after the app has crashed.
The crash reports sumitted to us will help us analyse the reports from different users.
All the files shared by you will be kept strictly confidential.
Actually i have to back to Snow Leopard to use Dreamweaver. I´ve been subimutted every crash logs, most of them in live view, but a lot of them just out of nothign.
i did a blank installation of Lion and everything was fine for a time, but a few time working in css or even just opening with no othre app running it crashed.
In case it helps narrow down the problem, I'm not experienceing the crashes described, I have problems with DW redrawing the workspace when switching Spaces.
Here's my setup:
Processor 2 x 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Memory 16 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB
Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 (11B26)
DW is version 11.5, build 5344.
- Only way I can get DW to launch w/out crashing is to delete the files in ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe
Specific folder is actually the DW subfolder within the above general Adobe directory. The following is the folder that I delete and am able to relaunch DW on:
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CS5.5
I should also mention that problems appear to emerge when editing specific sites, ones that do not currently have the remote username/password entered, which (after editing to include) Dreamweaver then crashes out consistently (until I once again delete the folder above).
Has anyone found a solution to this yet?
Mac OS 10.7.1, Dreamweaver 5.5, even tried reinstalling the OS and CS, to no avail.
Tried the cache folder, reinstalling multiple times, removing this and that, all the things mentioned on this thread.
Still getting crashes every 10 minutes with seemingly no specific cause.
I can be editing a bit of CSS, or html, inserting a tag, switching to live view - crash crash crash.
Dreamweaver just hangs or closes completely.
I have not been able to find a solution yet to the Dreamweaver crashes, but Adobe is working to solve the problem. I've had about ten phone calls with them, and every time I get moved up the chain. The last rep was on my computer and took my crash logs and system report. They seem to think that the Dreamweaver issue is being caused by Flash Pro.
I will post their findings once I have them.
I'm using Adobe CS5.5 Web Pro with Mac 10.7.1 Lion. My issue is when I try to use "Live View" or "Inspect" Dreamweaver crashes. The problem is intermittent, and I can't seem to pinpoint an exact cause.
you see i even have not flash pro installed, neither flash catalyst or flash builder. because they wont work on lion, then i was a day to make a clean install of lion and iintall only the things i use ... and flash pro is not one of them.
i thought it was live view, because most of time crash in live view.
i thought i twas code editor
so no live view or code editor half of time
but it also crush out of nothing.
so. maybe this is a clue.