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  1. CSS code formatting

    Please bring back CSS code formatting. As we all know, auto-formatting is great because we can bash out thousands of styles and clean them up at the end... but forcing every style onto a new line makes large CSS files bloated.

    Arguably, we all work different ways but I personally find it much easier to scan single-line styles. You kept code source formatting in 2017 but not CSS; why force all users to work the same way? Please bring this feature back!

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      Hi Jeremy,

      Thank you for such a detailed explanation, your feedback and support is really appreciable.

      I have raised this point in the team and we all agree that there should be some way to minimize the size of CSS file in Dw, there being none at this point of time. That said, we have a general consensus on having one functionality that minifies a CSS file or a JS file in future.

      Similar ideas have been shared by other users as well on the thread- dreamweaver.uservoice.com/forums/379458-ado..

      I would request you to think about this and tell us if this minify CSS and JS tool makes sense for you, I will then merge both ideas together and create a single story for the team to work upon.

      Regards,
      Niharika Gupta
      Adobe Dreamweaver

    • Please bring back Edit --> Preferences --> Code Coloring, like we had in CS4. I do not want to figure out editnig the main.less file.

      Please bring back Edit --> Preferences --> Code Coloring, like we had in CS4. I do not want to figure out editnig the main.less file.

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      • Sync dialog box too small

        When you synchronise between local site and distant one, the message box displaying the files being exchanged is too small: please enlarge it.

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        • Dreamweaver doesn't know the other Adobe file extensions....

          It would be cool if Dreamweaver's file explorer would let you open other Adobe files of programs that are also in the Creative Cloud.

          Like, wasn't this the whole point of the creative cloud, that the different apps could work together?

          2 votes
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          • Change the name from Dreamweaver to Muse Editor

            The last version of Dreamweaver (2017) is the worst of ever and change a lot of things respect to the last stable version (2015 or even better... CS6).
            I think it's time to close Dreamweaver project and rename the 2017 version with the its correct name:
            "Muse Editor"

            Maybe you could alert old customers with this message:
            "End of an Era
            The legendary Dreamweaver is no more...
            Adobe shut down the software and replace it with Muse Editor"

            In this way should be more easy understand the limitations and the bugs with 2017 version development.

            4 votes
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            • Bring back php so it works again in Dreamweaver!

              Please bring back Dreamweaver's support for php. Dreamweaver for years used to work with php beautifully. We need php for ssi.

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                Hi,

                We have not removed PHP support in Dw, as per updates Dw 17.1 and above you additionally have support for PHP 7.1

                If you are having any specific issue while working on PHP files with Dw, please detail us so that we can help you in a better way.

                Regards,
                Niharika Gupta
                Adobe Dreamweaver

              • Scrollbars cover the code

                The code is hidden by the scrollbars on the edges of the screen. Both the right and bottom. I am unable to see most of the bottom line or the ending characters of a line in general.

                I don't usually post in places like this, but this has become past inconvenient.

                Thank you for working so hard to continuously update and fix bugs/make improvements. Please include this in your next update.

                Mac OSX Sierra, Dreamweaver 2017.5

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                • Files panel sorting

                  I'd like to be able to sort the Files panel by individual files first, then folders, alphabetically in ascending order. It's possible to sort by category and get most of the files at top of the panel and folders below, but they're listed in descending order. See screen grab. (BTW, clicking the UP arrow on Tyoe column does not re-sort alphabetically.)In screen grab, which is close to what I want, the .css file ends up at the bottom; would prefer to group with html files at top.

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • themes are not well designed

                      Themes are way too monotonous. I would prefer being able to set specific colors for each tag like you code in older versions of dreamweaver. div was blue, img was pink, forms were yellow, etc. Much easier to scan a file and find the element you needed. Also, the background highlighting when clicking on a tag is utterly unacceptable. These changes make the product almost unusable.

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                      • Color themes

                        I’m still using the old version Dreamweaver CC 13.2 right now because the new dreamweaver color themes can’t handle that a <img> tag can have another color as a <a> tag for example.

                        If you look at good.jpg that is what I want and wrong is how the new version shows the code. If I could use a code like: .cm-tag img { color:#ab00ab; } .cm-tag a { color:#006600; } I can write this exceptions.

                        5 votes
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                        • search and replace

                          Search and Replace ..
                          Please bring back the old Search and replace , the one you can make changes by tags, attributes, the one that could save your queries, and specially the one you can replace withing folders ...
                          I do HATE the new search and replace

                          7 votes
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                          • Add GoLive layout grids to Dreamweaver

                            A long time ago, Adobe GoLive (another web application) contained a feature to allow users to create virtual layout grids and place html components onto the grid. In the background, the grid was automatically converted to tables to preserve the positioning of html elements. This feature would be a huge improvement in Dreamweaver to users who are new to web development. Users should be able to indicate that the layout should be converted to tables, absolute/relative css/div positioning and/or Boostrap layouts.

                            3 votes
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                            • Problems with Find and Replace Costing Time, Money and Patience

                              In addition to being a web developer I also develop software and am the first to sympathize with the pressure from above to get things published. I also sympathize with unexpected problems as they arise. And I am the last guy to get mad. But this is FUBAR. The problems I think are documented. But the problem is that they are sporadic and unpredictable. Erasing the code from the source document when you cut and paste... sometimes. Reporting that it updated when it really didn't... sometimes. Updating Linked CSS when you make a change to open HTML documents... that one…

                              13 votes
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                              • Use Regular Expressions in Replace

                                I can use Regular Expressions in the find, but when I try to replace with a regular expression it prints the actual characters on the document.

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                                • Find and Replace - Save and Load query feature has been removed

                                  The Find and Replace feature no longer offers the ability to Save or Load a query. I have several regular expressions I use to clean up data from content. Please add this feature back in. I can no longer access my saved queries.

                                  117 votes
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                                  • Dear Adobe... Dreamweaver CC 2017 is the worst upgrade ever. Please have your software work properly before you put it out

                                    For me who works with your software to make a living... here are some things I don't want Adobe to do.

                                    1. Change the interface every time someone has an intellectual orgasm.

                                    2. What in the world did you do with the excellent Find and Replace tool? The new one sucks royally!

                                    3. Don't keep changing the interface and the button locations (the files panel refresh button. We who work with your software build up "muscle memory" on where things are. Please don't change stuff because you think it's cute.

                                    4. This version of Dreamweaver is so bad (CC2017), I've…

                                    66 votes
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                                    • Find and Replace poor performance

                                      I am enjoying much of the upgrade to CC 2017 however, Find and Replace performace has regressed. To be honest, DW's Find and Replace is the primary reason I have stuck with DW all this time, mainly due to its Regex capabilities and speed in this area. Prior to 2017, when performing a search (or find/replace), DW would simply list matches in the Search panel as they appeared however the app now hangs when searching for anything more than a simple term and if this happens, the search 'STOP' button is unavailable so there is no way to cancel a…

                                      30 votes
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                                      • New Idea: Scrap 2017, Go back to 2015 CC, fix old bugs, add in a few new features

                                        The 2017 release is clearly not ready for use.

                                        Here is an idea: go back to the 2015 release...
                                        add in the following features:
                                        + allow light/dark themes
                                        + add a panel to manage DWR extensions
                                        + update the interface (just a tiny bit)

                                        Then, please fix the small list of bugs from 2015
                                        => initialing assets freeze problem
                                        => patch the "colorpreview" JS error on start up
                                        => patch the small list of other complaints up on Adobe since March 2015

                                        DONE.

                                        Presto! The new 2017 release would then be ready, everyone would be happy, legitimate progress would have…

                                        24 votes
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                                        • Global search and replace

                                          Dreamweaver is not convincing to me to do my work in it. I am still using HOMESITE by Allaire. WHY? Because I can do the following:

                                          1. Global Search and replace.
                                          2. Code without Dreamweaver fixing it.

                                          The ONLY THING HOMESITE DOES NOT DO which only BBEDIT in 1996 did for me was this ...

                                          1. BUILD MY OWN SCRIPTING LIBRARIES and simpley drag and drop onto my work area.

                                          JUST FYI - Marcromedia BOUGHT HomeSite and YOU KNOW WHO BOUGHT MACROMEDIA ..... YES ... ADOBE.

                                          So ... My questions are the above, Can DREAMWEAVER do these things and what…

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