Losing my insertion point every ~30-60 seconds

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Feb 10, 2019 Feb 10, 2019

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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?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019

Are you working from a Defined Site in DW?

Define a site

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.

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That sounds like Live View refreshing your screen.  Switch to Design view (see screenshot). 

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

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Thanks for reaching out Nancy OShea! I don't see those options. I edit in Developer View, are those options for standard view?

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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

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Thanks Jon Fritz II​. I've made the update and it did not fix the problem.

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Are you working from a Defined Site in DW?

Define a site

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.

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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!!

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