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Dreamweaver CS5.5 The 'Properties' tab within Dreamweaver don't display

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I suspect that the OP is trying to use CS5.5 with a hi-dpi monitor. Look at the image in the original post and all the UI items are cut off, also the width of the document window alone is over 2200px. So the monitor display is at least 2800px.

If it is not a hi-dpi display then the monitor is using more than a hd dispay. Both of which would cause problems with all panels.

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Dreamweaver CS5.5 The 'Properties' tab within Dreamweaver don't display

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I suspect that the OP is trying to use CS5.5 with a hi-dpi monitor. Look at the image in the original post and all the UI items are cut off, also the width of the document window alone is over 2200px. So the monitor display is at least 2800px.

If it is not a hi-dpi display then the monitor is using more than a hd dispay. Both of which would cause problems with all panels.

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Double click the darker gray bar, just to the right of the Properties tab, to expand the window.

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Tried the suggestion, but it didn’t work. But thanks for the suggestion Jon Fritz

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Sounds like in installation issue then.

When DW "just starts doing..." I will try clearing the program cache as a first step...

Deleting a corrupted cache file

If that doesn't fix it, restoring preferences usually does the trick...

Restore preferences in Dreamweaver CS4, CS5, and CS5.5

And if all else fails, nuking the entire thing from orbit with a Cleaner Tool Reinstall will bring it back to factory fresh (I know it says CC but works for CS as well)...

Use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to solve installation problems

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What you have shown in your first post is a closed panel. When you click on the Properties tab, it will open. When you do a double click on the same tab when the panel is open, it will close the panel. Opening a file will result in the panel assuming the same status as when you last left Dreamweaver.


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First thing I would do is click on Window and check to see that the Properties is checked on.

If it is, then it might be 'minimized'.  See if you can 'grab' it with the cursor and drag it to a larger size.

HTH,

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Tried the suggestion below from WolfShade, but it
didn’t work.

You can only check the Properties
window and toggle it on and off if no HTML file is open. If you start
Dreamweaver, you can open the Properties tab (either by double-clicking, taking
the menu option, or using Ctrl F3), but it’s – rightly – empty. Once you open a
file for editing, the Properties tab briefly displays its contents, but
immediately collapses, and cannot be reopened in any way – menus, keystrokes,
using the mouse. Nothing works.

I’ve even tried using different
workspaces in Dreamweaver, but to no avail.

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Hi All, I'm still sitting with the issue and have tried all fixes as above as well as reinstalling Dreamweaver with clearing out all cache. Does anyone else have any suggestions or could point me in the right direction to get any sort of support from Adobe please

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What happens if you click and drag the Properties tab away from the edge of the Application Frame?

It should become a floating panel that you can resize at that point.

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Thanks John Fitz - just tried that but it just drags and as soon as I release the mouse it just goes straight back to the original place it was in. Doesn't float or resize.

FOR ANY ADOBE REPRESENTATIVE READING THIS....

YOUR SUPPORT IS TERRIBLE. We are NHS Digital which means we approve software the NHS use. Speaking to our procurement department now as to why we are using products from a company with such a bad history of support for their products.

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CS5 is legacy software -- no longer sold or supported.  Why don't you upgrade to Creative Cloud?

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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I just noticed in the screencap that DW is in Design View.  Nancy OShea​, could that impact the properties dialog, at all?

V/r,

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No.  Design/Live/Split/Code view have no effect on Properties

I suspect the OP doesn't have the application frame moved far enough left to see a triangle which opens the panel up to reveal more options..

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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I suspect that the OP is trying to use CS5.5 with a hi-dpi monitor. Look at the image in the original post and all the UI items are cut off, also the width of the document window alone is over 2200px. So the monitor display is at least 2800px.

If it is not a hi-dpi display then the monitor is using more than a hd dispay. Both of which would cause problems with all panels.

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Yes, using outdated software on modern equipment is the path to perdition. 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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MaxGiu  wrote

YOUR SUPPORT IS TERRIBLE. We are NHS Digital which means we approve software the NHS use. Speaking to our procurement department now as to why we are using products from a company with such a bad history of support for their products.

Explains why NHS Digital is so bad.

Using 10 year old software to develop that is completely outdated. Can we also blame you for the fiasco of the 'ransom ware' that almost crippled the NHS last year because the computer software was outdated?

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