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I am trying to customize my editor code colors. There is a Brackets theme solution for people on Windows, scroll down to Per Berntsen Nov 3, 2016 8:15 AM:

Re: Code colouring in dreamweaver 2017

My question: does anyone know where exactly (in which folder path) one can find the main.less and package.json Brackets style files on the MacOS Sierra operating system?

Or, how to edit Brackets code color theme for Dreamweaver 2017 in MacOS Sierra?

Thanks,

Dean

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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Dreamweaver 2017 code coloring on MacOS Sierra?

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I am trying to customize my editor code colors. There is a Brackets theme solution for people on Windows, scroll down to Per Berntsen Nov 3, 2016 8:15 AM:

Re: Code colouring in dreamweaver 2017

My question: does anyone know where exactly (in which folder path) one can find the main.less and package.json Brackets style files on the MacOS Sierra operating system?

Or, how to edit Brackets code color theme for Dreamweaver 2017 in MacOS Sierra?

Thanks,

Dean

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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There is no way to customize code coloring in Dreamweaver 2017.  The colors are chosen based on the theme you select for the coding view.

If this is important, we suggest that you report it to the team using Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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Preran

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Hi Preran,

So there is no way in the Mac version of Dreamweaver 2017? Because these folks found a way in the Windows version:

Re: Code colouring in dreamweaver 2017

I'm asking you because if there is no fix for the Mac then this update basically breaks Dreamweaver for me. It's useless. And Dreamweaver is the real reason I pay Adobe the monthly fee to use the software. I have emailed the bug report forum. Thank you.

Dean

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Not that I know of. I will share with my team to see if they have anything to suggest.

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Thank you, look forward to hearing what you come up with. 

For your reference, the Window's solution is reply #9 here:

https://forums.adobe.com/message/9110188#9110188

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Here's a quote from a post by David Powers in the DW Beta forum:

They're not. On macOS, the themes are in a hidden folder. You need to make the change using Terminal and sudo.

The files are at the following locations:

/Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017.app/Contents/www/extensions/default/DarkTheme/main.less

/Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017.app/Contents/www/extensions/default/DarkTheme/package.json

/Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017.app/Contents/www/extensions/default/LightTheme/main.less

/Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017.app/Contents/www/extensions/default/LightTheme/package.json

See the whole thread here: https://forums.adobeprerelease.com/dwalpha/discussion/189/visual-coloring-code#latest

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I second that. If there's no way to restore the old code coloring, I'm going back to CC 2015.

Among other things, the commented text is now almost impossible to read - which is important to me. In the Dark theme it almost blends with the background. Not to mention that it's now in italic. Italic text is hard to read and it should never be used in large blocks of text - especially in code.

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Thanks Per! Will check it out and follow up once I can test. Appreciate your help!

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Thanks for the info!

Just one note: those files are not hidden - they're are just inside the Dreamweaver app package.

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Hi leo.r,

Do you know how to edit the Dreamweaver app package? And still have the app work? I have Terminal but do not know how to use it for this.

Thanks,

Dean

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Hi Preran,

Please see potential solution in reply #5 above. If this is correct, can you explain how we can do this and not hose the app? Specific steps would be helpful and needed.

Thanks,

Dean

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right-click Dreamweaver > Show Package Contents

Make sure to duplicate the app before you experiment with any files inside the package.

I didn't try the recommended solution yet so I don't know if it works.

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Hi leo.r, that works. Super!

Here are useful Brackets themes:

Brackets Themes

And one that does the PHP dreamweaver theme:

GitHub - cithukyaw/DreamPHP: A dream theme for Brackets that simulates PHP coloring scheme of Dreamw... 

Thanks for your help,

Dean

P.S. Hey @adobe, this is a kludge way of changing the theme. Please re-add the theme functionality to the actual admin area of Dreamweaver.

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Thanks for the info Dean!

Will try.

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...and thinking of it - it's hard to comprehend why would Adobe remove the themes functionality from Preferences. like what were they thinking? "omg users will be so happy! they can't select themes anymore - except for the two we shove down their throats. so exciting!"

interestingly, all the themes are still there:

/Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017/configuration/themes

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They replaced the old Code View entirely, with Brackets, my guess is they simply rushed the program out of the gates to coincide with MAX.

I'm holding out hope that they'll fix it in the first dot release. Until then, I'll hold on to CC2015.

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Thanks for the explanation, Jon. That makes sense.

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I would just like to point out that Adobe is stupid if they don't think this is important.

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This color scheme is hideous. you guys are complete idiots.

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Please post a vote here so we can hopefully get full flexibility back for code colouring:

Restore Full Code Colouring Flexibility – Adobe Dreamweaver CC: Feature Ideas

Paul-M, ACP

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Dreamweaver CC 2017 is HORRIBLE!!!!  I agree with the code colouring - what the heck???  Plus all my code is auto indenting - don't dictate to me how I should read my code!  Why is it doing that?  I'm switching back to 2015 until this gets fixed.

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Umm, can I get my code colors back please.. like really? My php code has been red for 15 years, now it's black and I can't change it??!!

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Thank you, same problem here. PHP tags just blend in to the rest of the code now.

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can anyone tell how to change the theme of Dreamweaver...
i was pick the black color by mistake while installing it... now i want to change it to white

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Go to Dreamweaver CC => Preferences => Interface. There are only 4 color themes and 2 code themes as of now for some reason.

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I knew updating so soon was a stupid move!! Idiot!!

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