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I will 'hide code' in the development window to save screen space.  The problem is when I save the page and come back into edit on it the next day the 'hidden' aspect has moved at random over the page.  I might 'hide' lines 25 to 55 and come back in to find that lines 15 to 30 are now 'hidden'.  Or I might come back in and find nothing is hidden.

How can this random behavior be stopped other than to never use the 'hidden' ability.  In case you never have used this, highlight a section of code and notice the down arrow that appears next to the numbers.  Click it and the highlighted code is removed from the screen view.

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Are you working with error free code?

DW misbehaves when the code contains errors.

Go to Window > Results > Validation

If your document contains PHP scripts, you might want to go to View > Live Code and validate your Live Document.

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Hiding code becomes random

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I will 'hide code' in the development window to save screen space.  The problem is when I save the page and come back into edit on it the next day the 'hidden' aspect has moved at random over the page.  I might 'hide' lines 25 to 55 and come back in to find that lines 15 to 30 are now 'hidden'.  Or I might come back in and find nothing is hidden.

How can this random behavior be stopped other than to never use the 'hidden' ability.  In case you never have used this, highlight a section of code and notice the down arrow that appears next to the numbers.  Click it and the highlighted code is removed from the screen view.

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

Are you working with error free code?

DW misbehaves when the code contains errors.

Go to Window > Results > Validation

If your document contains PHP scripts, you might want to go to View > Live Code and validate your Live Document.

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I cannot reproduce it.

Below I have collapsed 4 blocks of code, lines 46 - 78.

I saved my file and closed it.

I reopened my file and the exact same blocks of code are collapsed, lines 46 - 78.

If this happens with all files, try Restore Preferences.

Unusual behavior in Dreamweaver? Try restoring preferences.

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

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It happens frequently now, but not every time.  I never noticed the problem until recently, however.  I will grab a screen shot next time to demonstrate the problem.

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One way to troubleshoot abnormal behavior in DW is to restore preferences Unusual behavior in Dreamweaver? Try restoring preferences.

If you face this issue again, I suggest trying the solution in the link and letting us know.

Thanks,

Preran

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It just happened again, but this time all the hidden lines just reappeared.  No screen shot needed as it looks like I didn't spend 10 minutes hiding old things.  However, the problem did appear on another page (screen shot attached).  Notice the hiding goes to the middle of a line.  Further, none of them can be unhidden by clicking them and there is no clicking the arrow next to them.

The only way out that I've found is to go to live view and back.  Then you can double click them and that will open them.

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I just restored preferences.  Now we can see if the behavior continues.

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Are you working with error free code?

DW misbehaves when the code contains errors.

Go to Window > Results > Validation

If your document contains PHP scripts, you might want to go to View > Live Code and validate your Live Document.

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

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