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Dreamweaver locked because Define Servers window is hiding behind it

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Aug 31, 2020

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Hi, got a weird one, probably Windows specific rather than Adobe, though I've been trying to find a solution for 40mins to no avail.

 

I was in Dreamweaver and clicked on Files, Define Servers and the relevant window popped up.  I was trying to solve a laggy issue I'm having with Dreamweaver by turning off various things in Advanced and seeing if they helped.  Anyway, I flipped back to chrome to check on some suggestions for which settings to try and when I went back to Dreamweaver, the Define Servers window was hidden and Dreamweaver itself is locked - because the other window is open and needs to be closed.  But I can't get to the other window...

 

It's not in Alt-tab, it's not in right click the icon on the taskbar, I can't restore down or minimise Dreamweaver, I can't even right click the icon and close the application.  Before I resort to Task Manager and a forced close, are there any suggestions for keyboard options?  I've tried Win-Shift-M, Win-Up, Win-Down.  Thanks

 

Edit: I don't have multiple screens so it's not an off screen issue.

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Dreamweaver locked because Define Servers window is hiding behind it

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Hi, got a weird one, probably Windows specific rather than Adobe, though I've been trying to find a solution for 40mins to no avail.

 

I was in Dreamweaver and clicked on Files, Define Servers and the relevant window popped up.  I was trying to solve a laggy issue I'm having with Dreamweaver by turning off various things in Advanced and seeing if they helped.  Anyway, I flipped back to chrome to check on some suggestions for which settings to try and when I went back to Dreamweaver, the Define Servers window was hidden and Dreamweaver itself is locked - because the other window is open and needs to be closed.  But I can't get to the other window...

 

It's not in Alt-tab, it's not in right click the icon on the taskbar, I can't restore down or minimise Dreamweaver, I can't even right click the icon and close the application.  Before I resort to Task Manager and a forced close, are there any suggestions for keyboard options?  I've tried Win-Shift-M, Win-Up, Win-Down.  Thanks

 

Edit: I don't have multiple screens so it's not an off screen issue.

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I hate to say it, but Task Manager > End Process might be your only option.  If you can't Alt-Tab to it (it's not a program, it's a part of Dw) and minimizing doesn't work (same), I think killing it is the only option.

 

V/r,

 

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That's what I did in the end!  Thanks

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Did you press the Escape (ESC) key?

It works for me.

 

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

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I did and it didn't work for me Nancy.  Thanks for the suggestion!

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It's a known issue ...Only workaround is to make sure you don't switch the focus away from Dreamweaver while you have the site definition window open.

Paul-M, ACP

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Well, this was the second time I'd done this and had to force close using Task Manager.... maybe I will have learned my lesson now... but I doubt it.  Thanks

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