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Enable code coloring in Dreamweaver CC 2017

Adobe Employee ,
Nov 08, 2016 Nov 08, 2016

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Hi all,

See Learn how you can customize the colors of your code elements in Dreamweaver. to enable code coloring in Dreamweaver CC 2017

Thanks,

Preran

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New Here ,
Dec 06, 2016 Dec 06, 2016

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Are the Coldfusion comment colors coming back? So weird to "upgrade" dreamweaver to the newest version only to realize it's actually a significant downgrade if you are a Coldfusion developer. Especially when they're both from the same company and they're not supporting their own product? Unheard of oversight and limiter of productivity since other pieces of code's colors get messed up too from lack of CF comment support I assume?

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Please update to the latest version of Dreamweaver 2017.0.1 where most issues with code coloring have been addressed.

See Dreamweaver 2017.0.1 is now live  for more info.

This document  https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/customize-code-coloring.html has been updated to reflect changes.

Thanks,

Preran

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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Would you be able to provide main.less files for the old DW 2015 themes?

I use Raven on DW 2015.

I installed 2017 but it's so hard to use with the default coloring so reverted back. The new features look great through.

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Explorer ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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Yes! A thousand times yes!! There must be template files to use that we can just copy and paste. I was able to edit the less file in the last version but it took half a day to figure it out - and I gave up halfway through because I was wasting so much time trying to revert the CSS to the colors I used in 2015!

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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Thank you. I will let the product team know of your request. Feel free to let them know directly.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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Explorer ,
Dec 30, 2016 Dec 30, 2016

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No, why? They should actually restore the function we had, which was working perfectly.

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New Here ,
May 04, 2017 May 04, 2017

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Am using Dreamweaver CC as really cannot be bothers searching, reading and finding something to fix that the designers of this software should have made available to us.

ie..... the ability to revert to the previous CC colour version.

Do they not know that all eye specialists say this dark colour is not good for eyesight?  

We should be able to revert back and use the colouring in previous version.   

Am not upgrading until all the bugs that people seem to be writing in about are fixed and  ' Most Importantly' that we are able to have the colour change option to revert to the grey of CC and others.

Designers of DWeaver get your act together... read some of the comments..... and please allow us to have lighter colour as pr previous versions.     We should not have to try and get hold of something and then instal ourselves.    For a product that costs so much this is ridiculous.    Btw I love my CC one.

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Community Expert ,
May 04, 2017 May 04, 2017

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Apparently you have not bothered to learn how to change the themes for Dreamweaver even after all of these discussions. Have a look here Learn how you can customize the colors of your code elements in Dreamweaver. and for ready made themes have a look at Brackets Themes or Google the subject.

Wappler, the only real Dreamweaver alternative.

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LEGEND ,
May 05, 2017 May 05, 2017

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JC-Nina  wrote

   For a product that costs so much this is ridiculous.   

Agreed. Adobe has resorted to hacking together a product consisting of FREE 3rd party add-ons, whilst still charging you a premium rate.

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Community Beginner ,
May 10, 2017 May 10, 2017

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I have to come back here because I update my DW to the lastest version, CC2017.1 yesterday just to find out that it has no "search in folder" feature, and there are already people asking about this in another post. It has been there for many many year already. How could today Adobe developers forget to add it in? they move the search bar down below and only let people search within the document!

Adobe team acknowledge the problem and promise to release a fix soon ... as always, by soon, I guess It will be the next release cycle which almost sure they will do something not so smart again. THE SAME as this problem in CC2017.0.2. What made Adobe's developer change the color to light green Background with white text on top is beyond understanding to me. what kind of UX design is that?

What work well in past, let just keep it, ok?

While solution above work well, but this is not a free opensource project, right?

I have to waste time update to CC2017.1 then waste time roll back to 2017.0.2 and waste more time come back here to get the code for my custom theme to fix this old problem. .,. what can I say?  I MISS WHEN MACROMEDIA STILL AROUND!

I am also having another problem with Indesign 2017 slowdown which again, so many people having the same problem for both PC and MAC users. anyway, I think it is enough for this. Adobe's fix now a day is not really a fix anyway.

have a nice day.

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Community Expert ,
May 10, 2017 May 10, 2017

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Find in Folder is now under a new keyboard shortcut and menu item in CC2017.1.

Ctrl + Shift +F or the menu item Find > Find and Replace in Files will open the Find and Replace function. The "Folder..." option is in the both tabs. Under Basic, it's in the dropdown menu next to "In:" or in the Advanced tab in the dropdown for "Find In:"

If a business depends on Adobe products, and it continues using the Creative Cloud service, it would be wise for them to invest in a testing environment so they can install new versions of the program there, before putting them on production machines and lose billable hours due to unfamiliarity with updates or the removal of tools that are essential to the existing workflows. Each release, even a small dot increase, has numerous changes that will require time on the user's part to re-familiarize themselves. It's much better to spend a relatively small amount on a secondary machine, to test new releases during down time, than it is to lose hours of billable time each time there's an update.

For what it's worth, paid subscribers can also have all full version releases of Dreamweaver Cloud installed on the same machines at the same time, under a single subscription (only dot releases are overwriting updates). They just won't run at the same time. Users can also install new versions without removing the old by clicking the Advanced Options link in the installation dialogue and turning off "Remove Older Versions".

Here's how to get older versions back (pretty painless 3-4 click process):

Download and install Creative Cloud apps

Click the "Install previous versions of apps" link on the right side of the page.

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Community Expert ,
May 10, 2017 May 10, 2017

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<light green Background with white text on top is beyond understanding to me. what kind of UX design is that?>

The current version has new code colors.

If you reverted to the old version, you can change the background very easily.

Solution: White on Mint Green Code Color.

Nancy

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

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Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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Can someone help? I followed the instructions and used GitHub's Lion Theme, but my inline CSS selectors and elements (sorry if I'm using the wrong terminology) are still the same color and it makes editing a nightmare. I'd like things like "font-family:" or "display:" in one color and their values ("Arial" or "inline-block") in another.

This is what it looked like using the Raven theme in DW CC 2015:

ravenss.JPG

and this is what it looks like using the Lion theme in DW CC 2017:

lionss.JPG

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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I think you may be out of luck if DW is based on Brackets as the code is read as a "string" so anything inside of string tags "" will be the same color.

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Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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Ick. That's what I was worried about. Dang HTML emails and inline styling. Looks like it's back to DW 2015 for me. Thanks for the info!

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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sarahfelldown wrote:

Ick. That's what I was worried about. Dang HTML emails and inline styling. Looks like it's back to DW 2015 for me. Thanks for the info!

I never had CC2015 but if this was a feature then removing that feature is a serious, serious flaw. The color of coding/tags is quite critical to developers.

I got used to the limited handful of colors afforded to you in earlier versions of DW and since I've moved over to a more modern text-editor I cant' really say I like the 'fireworks' array of colors too much. I guess it's a matter of getting ones eyes accustomed with the color scheme and after that you don't want anyone changing it as it will slow down your output considerably.

I hope I'm wrong and someone with more knowledgable information about color coding in DW will chip in and provide some more useful information for you.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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It is possible in Brackets to code colour on a per language basis using the addModeClass flag and mode-aware styles which is something most web develoors like as we're usually working on files without at least two languages. If you look on the Brackets Github pages you'll find more info:

https://github.com/adobe/brackets/wiki/Creating+Themes

However the Brackets integration in Dreamweaver doesn't support this for some reason.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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Energize wrote:

It is possible in Brackets to code colour on a per language basis using the addModeClass flag and mode-aware styles which is something most web develoors like as we're usually working on files without at least two languages. If you look on the Brackets Github pages you'll find more info:

https://github.com/adobe/brackets/wiki/Creating+Themes

However the Brackets integration in Dreamweaver doesn't support this for some reason.

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>sarahfelldown marked osgood_'s reply on Enable code coloring in Dreamweaver CC 2017 as helpful.

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Does it address the color of inline css styling though?

Not sure what I'm actually doing incorrect in Brackets but when I try to use the specific language coloring mode nothing much happens. A tag or two associated with that language seems to inherit the correct color but not every tag or as in php tags <?php ?> the open tag gets the color as well as the doctype but not the closing tag ?> - it's all a bit flaky if you ask me.

Mind you trying to change the color coding in Atom seems like you need a PHD in computer science

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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I downloaded newest version 2017.0.1 and the colors of the default HTML have changed (again). How can I get it back to what it was in the default 2017 version? Current color is very bland and just doesn't work well for me. Please advise..

Clearly the color coding and options need a huge improvement, as everyone is mentioning..

This should still be PRIORITY #1 for the ADOBE team.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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Have a look at Dreamweaver CC 2017 - Language Aware Code Colouring - How To

Wappler, the only real Dreamweaver alternative.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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Thanks Ben, the problem now is that the colors of the default 2017 were overwritten by 2017.0.1 so now not even sure what the font colors were for the various tags and attributes. Can anyone provide me the light theme main.less file by any chance from the default 2017 version?

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Community Expert ,
Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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I thought the light theme in CC 2017 was exactly the same as CC 2017.1

Nancy

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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Not for me apparently! I've gotten different font colors every time I updated Dreamweaver CC 2017, including during the beta process. I'm trying to find the main.less from the default version so that I can update it back to what it was but having a hard time rolling back..

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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I beg someone, please provide me the main.less file from the 2017 CC release version. The new colors are unbearable for me for CF programming. There is literally no way to find this damn thing, and the sync settings overwrote it when updating to 2017.0.1. Adobe team, someone, please?

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