Disabling automatic closing of brackets and parenthesis in DW CC 2018?

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Jul 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

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Is there a way to disable the automatic insertion of closing brackets in DW 2018? I appreciate the HTML and PHP code completion but the closing of brackets drives me crazy.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Community Expert , Jul 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

Ah, that one you have to squish in the brackets.json file...

1. On a PC, go to C: > Users > your user name >  AppData (make sure hidden files are turned on if you don't see this folder) > Roaming > Adobe > Dreamweaver CC 2018 > your language > Configuration > Brackets > brackets.json

1a. On a Mac, this "should" be... (I don't have a Mac)

  a. do a search for  ~/Library/Application Support (make sure the ~ is there)

  b. hit Go

  c. next, go to Adobe > Dreamweaver CC 2017 > your language > Configurati

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Go to Edit > Preferences > Code Hints and select the Never option for Close Tags...

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I'm sorry, I meant characters like: { }, " ", ( )

As soon as I type the opening one, DW inserts the closing one.

I'm fine with the closing HTML tags.

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Ah, that one you have to squish in the brackets.json file...

1. On a PC, go to C: > Users > your user name >  AppData (make sure hidden files are turned on if you don't see this folder) > Roaming > Adobe > Dreamweaver CC 2018 > your language > Configuration > Brackets > brackets.json

1a. On a Mac, this "should" be... (I don't have a Mac)

  a. do a search for  ~/Library/Application Support (make sure the ~ is there)

  b. hit Go

  c. next, go to Adobe > Dreamweaver CC 2017 > your language > Configuration > Brackets > brackets.json

2. (make a back-up first so you can go back if you goof) Open the file in something other than DW

3. If the option for closeBrackets doesn't already exist, add a comma to the last item on the list, then add the following to the end of the file, before the closing } ...

"closeBrackets": false,

(make sure the "b" in Brackets is capitalized)

3. Save and open DW and that "should" stop the auto closing for you.

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Incredibly useful - only thing I'll add here is that typically when updating Dreamweaver CC is that it leaves the older folder in place (i.e. I upgraded from 2020 to 2021 but both folders are still in the directory). I found to get it working properly using this method I needed up update both version's JSON files (not sure why) but it seemed to fix it so I'm happy.

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