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Dreamweaver Real-time Preview: [IP Address] Displayed Instead of Local File Name

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Sep 05, 2023 Sep 05, 2023

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After saving the file in Dreamweaver and selecting the Real-time Preview option, for example, with Brave as the browser, instead of the file name, I see the following code: "127.0.0.1:5381/preview/app/index.html," and the preview remains blank.

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Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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Real Time Preview uses Adobe's servers to give you some functionality that, for me anyway, usually doesn't work.

That's why you see that odd IP address, the page is being loaded to Adobe's servers, then sent back to you.

To go to a normal Preview in Browser, like all previous versions before the RTP was added, go to Edit > Preferences > Real-Time Preview > check the box at the top for "Default to Static Browser Preview"

If your page is still showing up blank there, it's likely caused by a code error. Go to File > Validate > Current Document (W3C) to get a listing of any errors. Cleaning anything up that shows on the list will likely bring your preview back.

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Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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There is an old help article about this, but as mentioned the functionality does not work well and you are better off using a localhost server like a MAMP/WAMP or setting up a testing server. https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/real-time-preview-issue.html

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Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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Device Preview was discontinued. I'm not certain if Real-Time Preview was also discontinued (I never use it).

 

Right-click on document tab and select Open in Browser.

 

To permanently change the default Preview, go to Edit > Preferences > Real-Time Preview and check the box for Static Browser Preview. See screenshot.

 

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Hope that helps.

 

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

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Sep 07, 2023 Sep 07, 2023

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Real Time Preview (live changes in-browser) is not the same thing as Device Preview (QR code for mobile devices) and has not been discontinued...

 

...Yet, at least, not officially (I still can't get it to work no matter what I do).

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Sep 07, 2023 Sep 07, 2023

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Real Time Preview (live changes in-browser) is not the same thing as Device Preview (QR code for mobile devices) and has not been discontinued...

 

...Yet, at least, not officially (I still can't get it to work no matter what I do).


By @Jon Fritz

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Device Preview used the same servers as Real-Time Preview. That said, I don't know if the servers are still active or not.

I turned off Real-Time Preview ages ago & never looked backed.

 

 

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

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Sep 08, 2023 Sep 08, 2023

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I got ya.

Just an FYI, the server is there. Adobe receives pages and sends them back in the iframe like it's supposed to.

Personally, I can only get it to preview pages after saving and refreshing the browser, but that's not how it's supposed to work. There is no "Real Time" to the Real Time Preview for me, making it nothing more than "Preview In Browser Using Adobe's Server". 

So it stays turned off. I see no reason to involve Adobe's servers to do the same thing that my browser can do on its own.

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