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  1. Apply Source Formatting destroys certain code

    Since the DW 2019 update (18.2, build 10165), around October 25th, 2018, there are some serious glitches happening with the Edit -> Code -> Apply Source Formatting feature.

    1) Sometimes an array spacing will put the space between the quotation marks and the variable name, rather than between the bracket and the quote, which does not work.
    Incorrect: $_POST[" variable "]
    Correct: $_POST[ "variable" ]

    2. The tool has combined several lines, and if the start of one of those lines is a comment mark, the active code will become inactive.
    ex: #MEMO: This generates the navigation bar with drop-down…

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    • Live Spell Checking

      Spell Check exists, but it is not automatic like other Adobe products. Obviously it would have to be able to discern code vs. actual text, but I have faith that the Adobe team can make it a reality!

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      • It might be time for Dreamweaver to become Open Source

        There a lot of people in the community who feel like Dreamweaver has taken a turn for the worse in its CC version. Release CS6 or 2015 as an open source and let the community fix all the long term issues that seem to be getting pushed to the back burner or not considered to be worth fixing in CC. Just a thought.

        9 votes
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        • shortcut to switch between source view and css

          It would be great to switch from html coding to css coding with a shortcut instead of having to click on the text areas above every time - it only makes sense as we go back and forth constantly!

          5 votes
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          • Node.js

            Having Node.js support would be great for modern web development as it has become more prevalent among server side languages.

            17 votes
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            • Adobe to end work on Dreamweaver

              I spoke with a friend at Adobe. He said the current version reflects moving resources away from Dreamweaver and that Adobe will cease work on the product. He thinks Muse will be their flagship development product, but of course like Squarespace, et al, requires an Adobe hosting account.

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              • upgrade to modern spell check

                The whole rest of world is putting cursor over word, right clicking, clicking on right word, done.

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                • automatic css generator while html is written

                  when a user is writing html in the code view, it would be great is Dreamweaver would look at the linked css file and determine if the css class exists , if not a new empty class declaration could be added.

                  3 votes
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                  • When are we going to get support for ccs grid and variables - I mean seriously...

                    your ad copy says use DW to build modern responsive websites, but the application is lacking... css grid is here and css variables... get with it... forget bootstrap...

                    22 votes
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                    • Remove space between property and value in CSS coding

                      I write a CSS property, add a colon, and code hint appears.
                      When I press Enter to use suggested value, a space beetween property (colon) and value is added.
                      I don't need it. I don't code with spaces.
                      This coding style is used since Dreamweaver v1 until last versions.
                      If you want it, keep it, but please add an option in Preferences do not add this space.
                      Thank you.

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                      • cloaking preferences user settings pull down menu

                        inside the file cloaking preferences panel / dialog box there needs to be a pull down menu to choose from presets that could allow the modality of html only images only php only etc. switching back and forth like this would be very effective for workflow and productivity!

                        also i noticed when i was editing it then i tried to switch to the windows explorer it was such a pain that i had to shut the program down in the ctrl - alt - delete way to get the program back ...

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                        • srcset tags in Dreamweaver templates - relative path updating

                          Dreamweaver should support automatic updating of paths marked with the srcset attribute. Correctly, I don't believe it does - not in the sorts of contexts in which I'm using it.

                          Details. I can get Dreamweaver templates to update srcset-marked paths in associated html files correctly, but only by writing the destination paths as they're to appear in the destination pages.

                          For instance, the following code in a template (contained in the Dreamweaver "Templates" folder):

                          <picture>
                          <source srcset="images/parthenon_banner_smallest.png" media="(max-width: 550px)" alt="elementary greek 1. andrew scholtz, instructor" title="Parthenon, Athens" class="img-fluid" >
                          <source srcset="images/parthenon_banner_smaller.png" media="(max-width: 1000px)" alt="elementary greek 1. andrew scholtz, instructor" title="Parthenon,…

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                          • Find Previous

                            There should really be a simple Find Previous option in Dreamweaver. Additionally, when you are on the Find Next window, if you hold the shift key, it should go to previous finds. Notepad ++ does a good job of this and it is a reason that I sometimes prefer it to Dreamweaver even though there are so many more bells and whistles in Dreamweaver.

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                            • ftp log window

                              just a simple log window to stack at the bottom of the interface. when there is an ftp error it is very hard to debug it as there is no good ftp feedback.

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                              • Cursor should Blink in Both windows when in Split Mode

                                In earlier versions - when using (parallel=split) code/design view - I could position the cursor into the design and the cursor would also blink in the code,
                                so locating the script related to the design was easy.
                                Now there's a cursor, but it doesn't blink anymore /plus often the related code is outside the code window, so i have to even scroll there!- in old times it adapted).
                                I understand that it is not considered active since i clickd into the design window, but if working parallel in code/design mode i do this especially to compare code with design, so…

                                2 votes
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                                • Restore Table Commands

                                  Using tables is still valid for tablualr data, quite often used in backoffice systems, so why did Adobe remove the table commands that were originally present in the modify menu? Insert row(s), insert column(s), merge cells etc were all really nice time savers, now everything has to be done in code view. I just do NOT understand the thinking behind removing a feature that still has it uses on occassion?

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                                  • Panel resizing when bottom of panel isn't visible

                                    When working on a laptop and switching from external monitor to built-in display, I have less vertical pixel space. As a result, floating panels that were full-length on the external monitor are now too long for the laptop display. Unfortunately, there is no way to resize a floating panel when the bottom of a panel isn't visible.

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                                    • File Window allow other window to show over it.

                                      Right now the Expanded File Window stay on top in your screen at all times. This is not how it use to be and it is annoying as hell. It should move to backwards and allow other windows to show above it.

                                      Right now I put it in the Application bar until needed and have to go back and forth too often.

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                                      • Bring back similar capabilities that were in the InterAKT Kollection Pro

                                        I still use Dreamweaver 8.02 for many sites that I have built over the years. Some have generated over 2.5 million is sales. The point is since Adobe killed this product they bought Dreamweaver has become more of a designer tool than anything else. I can buy excellent cheap templates to satisfy my design needs Cheaper.

                                        I have been with Dreamweaver since version 1.0 and it is so sad to see the demise of Dreamweaver through its slow current death march.

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                                        • On version 19, dropping WYSIWIG is totally unacceptable. As is anchor visibility.

                                          On version 19, dropping WYSIWIG is totally unacceptable. As is anchor visibility. It is also trivially easy to unintentionally delete large code blocks.

                                          As to Dreamweaver's glacial boot and large file speed, this was first solved in Applewriter on the IIe. Per https://www.tinaja.com/ebooks/awcb.pdf

                                          We can discuss this at don@tinaja.com or 928 428-4073. I have been an official Adobe nemesis for many decades.

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