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DW line number selection doesn't work

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Just switched from DW CS 5 to DW CC (v18.0) and it seems like a small feature I didn't realized I loved is gone.

Old behavior (CS 5):

I would click the line # where my desired code starts, scroll down to the end of the range of code I want, hold down Shift on the keyboard and click on the line # for the end of the code.  All the code is highlighted and I can copy it.

New behavior (CC):

I click on the line # for the end of the range of code and it just highlights that line of code.  DW seems to ignore the fact that I'm holding down the shift key and doesn't highlight the range of code between the two line numbers.

I can work around this by clicking inside the body of the code rather than clicking the line #...it's just not quite as precise and requires a bit more effort.

Anyone know a way to get the old behavior back?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

The code engine in DW CC 2017+ is not the same as Creative Suite.  The new code editor behaves a lot like Brackets because it's built on a Brackets code engine.  That said, line numbers in Brackets cannot be highlighted either.  

You would need to revert to a previous version  of DW (2015 or earlier) before the Brackets code engine was added.

If you're a paying member, you can get previous versions from your CC Desktop app.

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DW line number selection doesn't work

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Just switched from DW CS 5 to DW CC (v18.0) and it seems like a small feature I didn't realized I loved is gone.

Old behavior (CS 5):

I would click the line # where my desired code starts, scroll down to the end of the range of code I want, hold down Shift on the keyboard and click on the line # for the end of the code.  All the code is highlighted and I can copy it.

New behavior (CC):

I click on the line # for the end of the range of code and it just highlights that line of code.  DW seems to ignore the fact that I'm holding down the shift key and doesn't highlight the range of code between the two line numbers.

I can work around this by clicking inside the body of the code rather than clicking the line #...it's just not quite as precise and requires a bit more effort.

Anyone know a way to get the old behavior back?

Thanks!

Screen Shot 2018-02-09 at 12.06.48 PM.png

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

The code engine in DW CC 2017+ is not the same as Creative Suite.  The new code editor behaves a lot like Brackets because it's built on a Brackets code engine.  That said, line numbers in Brackets cannot be highlighted either.  

You would need to revert to a previous version  of DW (2015 or earlier) before the Brackets code engine was added.

If you're a paying member, you can get previous versions from your CC Desktop app.

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The code engine in DW CC 2017+ is not the same as Creative Suite.  The new code editor behaves a lot like Brackets because it's built on a Brackets code engine.  That said, line numbers in Brackets cannot be highlighted either.  

You would need to revert to a previous version  of DW (2015 or earlier) before the Brackets code engine was added.

If you're a paying member, you can get previous versions from your CC Desktop app.

CC-DesktopApp.jpg

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Appreciate the quick response and suggestion, Nancy.

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DW now uses a somewhat watered down version of Brackets as the code engine. Because of that, there have been a LOT of changes to how the Code View functions.

There's no setting to change the behavior as far as GUI Preferences go (most need to be done directly in the file that the program uses), but if enough people want it back, Adobe might be persuaded into figuring it out within the Bracket implementation they've used, if enough people vote for it in the Feature Request/Bug Report forum...

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