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So many, many bugs - v21.0

New Here ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Usually I try to be constructive in my posts, but I have to vent.  I'm using Dreamweaver 21.0- there are so very many bugs in it that it slows down development.  I'd be tempted to jump ship, but right now I'm in the middle of a project and doing that would also be disruptive.

 

I do appreciate the many good features it has, but things like completely random auto-collapses that indiscriminantly span HTML and CSS and Javascript code- maybe 600-1000 lines, at a mid-element, random point, is maddening.  Frequently they won't expand at all.  There are times that Dreamweaver becomes so sluggish, so buggy, that I have to close and relaunch it.

 

My projects are not gigantic, but are what I would call medium-sized.  There are other bugs- auto-complete gets really sluggish after a few thousand lines, and markedly quickly to the point that it is not usable.  Autocomplete of DIV names in Javascript are buggy- if you've typed a few letters and then autocomplete, it adds the entire ID of the DIV to what you have already typed, duplicating the characters you've entered.

 

Searching for text is super slow.  I'm used to hitting CTRL-F and then starting to type, but sometimes the search window takes seconds upon seconds to come up, but the search keystrokes are still recorded, but insidiously added inside the code- which can be HTML, CSS, or Javascript.  You don't see that it added it before jumping to the search for the characters you typed, and then you run the code only to discover the first few letters of your search got orphaned somewhere in your code base.  All this adds time to creation and debugging, and introduces new bugs.

 

I know there are others, but Adobe has got to do a better job on both eliminating UI bugs as well as streamlining the efficiency of the code.

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Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Sorry for your frustration.  But I'm not convinced this is a product bug because I often work with PHP scripts that contain 6000+ lines of code.  I have no trouble with latency, "random auto-collapsing of code" or any other problems.  So I suspect the problem lies elsewhere.

  • I am using DW 21.0 on a Win10 workstation with latest updates.
  • All DW sites are properly defined and local site folders reside on my primary hard drive, not networked or cloud drives.
  • Energy saving sleep mode is turned off.
  • Background processes such as anti-virus scans and file backups are deferred until off hours.

 

When DW starts misbehaving, validate code and fix reported errors.

Failing that, try Restore Preferences.

 

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

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