I'm on a 2018 15" MacBook Pro using Dreamweaver CC 19.0.1. I am building several sites that are all currently saved locally on my HDD. This problem happens on all sites that I'm building and it's incredibly frustrating.
About every 30-60 seconds while I'm adding HTML to my page, all of the sudden my insertion point (the blinking line where text is added) will disappear. When it happens, a Dreamweaver Background File Activity prompt appears and says "Retrieving directory information for folder '[foldername]". The folder is a mapped network drive. Dreamweaver then highlights "Computer" in the Files tab instead of returning my insertion point. So then, if I am not paying attention and hit delete I get an error telling me that I can't delete my root folder.
It's driving me crazy, I can't keep resetting my insertion point every 45 seconds. How do I stop this?
That sounds like Live View refreshing your screen. Switch to Design view (see screenshot).
Go to Window > Toolbars > and make sure a check appears next to the Document option...
That will add the toolbar with Code | Split | Live/Design
Are you working from a Defined Site in DW?
Even if you're only making HTML emails, DW really does need to work from a Defined Site in order to avoid all kinds of weirdness. Once the site is defined, you'll need to choose the site from the dropdown menu in the Files window.
Jon Fritz II that seems to have done it! I hadn't defined my site and for whatever reason that was causing Dreamweaver to retrieve my mapped network drive every 30-60 seconds. Very silly and frustrating bug, but it's fixed! Thank you!!