Real Time Preview mostly (!) not working
It's a mess. Live preview shows more often the "sad" phone page with error message than the current file. Even restarting DW won't help in every case. It seems to have sth to do with frequent network changes. But that is my style of work: sometimes at home, sometimes at the customers office, sometimes abroad on train etc. Why can't there be classic preview additionally to the RTP, until you get that mess to work properly? Why do I need to restart DW that often?
Would be great, to have it solved, as this is a great feature, that DW offers out of the box.
Disappointed with Dreamweaver. Useless.
Same issue here. F12 does not work.
This is absolutely a brand new bug.
In my URL:
Browser msg: "Internal Server Error"
The value "display-width" for key "width" is invalid, and has been ignored.
The key "" is not recognized and ignored.
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error)
I've checked it and the file exists. I thinks it is a font library render problem. I have been trying to solve it..
Preview does not work in any browser since the 2018 update. A mess indeed!!! Dreamweaver is becoming more and more useless.What are we paying for really?
Patrick L. commented
It's not just the network switching, me thinks it's the way the update links all needed files to render. it doesn't work 90% of the time with the CC2018 update anyway. Note though, it doesn't give the 'sad phone' but for me just shows white page or preloader gif.
I have the same recurring problem - I update a html file, pres F12 and chrome opens. Url is : http://127.0.0.1:50663/preview/app/index.html
It is showing a file from the previous week!!!
I put file from DW and refresh, still the same.
I press ctrl + F5, same
Peter Jones commented
I got the same problem with missing (font awesome) icons. Please fix that.
"Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error)"
I noticed that my real time preview fails to display fonts correctly, sometimes not loading them at all. Currently, I'm staring at a screen that worked before I updated to the 2018 version that now has no symbols (arrows, dropdowns, refresh, etc... all gone, replaced by the "we couldn't find that" box). If I refresh the preview, or close and open it again entirely, it will determine which fonts it wants to display at random. Opening the index file normally in a browser shows everything perfectly.
Adobe, your software allows me to accomplish so much, but lately it has come with the pricetag of "overwhelming frustration".
Stewie Marsh commented
I'm running Dreamweaver Build 9878 on Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit, I'm also having an issue with Real Time Preview since the last update, I've tried it in multiple browsers, by multiple I mean Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Firefox Developer edition and Google Chrome.
All show the infamous "You tried to access an external HTML page, which can not be opened on the device for preview. Open the page in Dreamweaver to preview the page on the device."
I use to be able to restart the application and it would resolve the issue, however it no longer does. Resetting preferences, reinstalling the application also have no affects at resolving this issue any longer for me.
I have the same problem in the last few months. Working in DW with 2 windows: code + life preview. This life preview it's not life, keeping back at the last 2 modifyed. Any suggestion? thanks
Hi Niharika Gupta
Thanks for reaching out
I dont use Test Server in this Site
I Try to view on desktop
I don't use an iPad
I just try to preview a plain HTML file on Dreamweaver cc 2017 bei clicking real time preview and choosing chrome.
We need some inputs to help you with this issue:
-Can you please share the site setup details that you are using to test your site? Testing Server details.
-Also, can you see the real time preview of your site on your desktop browsers? Chrome/Mozilla/ IE?
-When you manually type the URL in the iPad browsers, are you able to see any preview?