Can I have my code and live view on separate screens? (macOS)

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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Pretty much title. I want to know if I can see my code on one screen and the live webpage preview on another screen on Mac.

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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depending on your flow, and your organisation, you can still use the "code inspector" window, using F10 shortcut, or by the menu Windows > Code Inspector

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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Solely within DW itself, not possible as far as I know. But if you have a browser open in your second screen with the testing server you should be able to work in code in DW and see the results in the other screen.

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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You can't truly separate Code View and Design/Live View from their shared window.

However, you can set that shared window to Design or Live (without using Split) then open the Code Inspector window (under Window > Code Inspector or shortcut it with F10) and move it to another monitor without issue.


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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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As you can see on the small screenshot, on the left screen the unlocked live view document hovers over a browser, on the central screen DW itselft and on the right screen the code inspector window hovers over a third program.

 

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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although as @Ben M indicates, I also using on the top screens a real time rendering (thanks to Node) on various versions of browsers... and this that the modifications are carried out within the display document (I prefer display view than live view in DW), or from the inspector of code, or Sublime text or any other editors

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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My browser is open at all times which is  more reliable for previewing than either Live or Design in Dreamweaver.  Hit F5 to refresh browser.

 

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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in fact design view helps a lot to quickly select part of document and directly acces to its code

 

node watch command automaticaly reload all the browsers connected to the node server as soon a specific action is done... it helps to avoid hitting many times F5 on each browsers, tablets, smartphones connected

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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Based on the type of questions we see here, I wonder how many Dreamweaver users know what Node is? 😕

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
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at least you know it... it's better than pressing F5 hundreds times a day... don't you think 😉

now if people need tutorial, I , or anyone, can drive them to where it is adapted to their level and needs

 

if you are ok, let's just try to raise the level and flexibility of work

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