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How do I see both opening and closing tags

Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2020

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In my last version of Dreamweaver, when I clicked on an open tag such as <div> the closing </div> would also highlight. I now have 2020 version and it no longer does that. Is there a setting that will make this happen? Thank you!

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Thank you for sending that screenshot. I have my workstation set up with a laptop and two monitors. I had my background set to white and I was only viewing Dreamweaver on one of my large monitors. I changed it to a darker color, and I can see the code highlighting. Then I changed it back to white and moved it to my laptop monitor and I can also see the highlighting - so the problem all along was that my monitor wasn't showing the highlighting even though it was there! Thank you so much to all of you for trying to help me figure this out. I appreciate your efforts!

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How do I see both opening and closing tags

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In my last version of Dreamweaver, when I clicked on an open tag such as <div> the closing </div> would also highlight. I now have 2020 version and it no longer does that. Is there a setting that will make this happen? Thank you!

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Correct answer by alix12 | Community Beginner

Thank you for sending that screenshot. I have my workstation set up with a laptop and two monitors. I had my background set to white and I was only viewing Dreamweaver on one of my large monitors. I changed it to a darker color, and I can see the code highlighting. Then I changed it back to white and moved it to my laptop monitor and I can also see the highlighting - so the problem all along was that my monitor wasn't showing the highlighting even though it was there! Thank you so much to all of you for trying to help me figure this out. I appreciate your efforts!

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That's usually caused by an error in your code (a missing start or end tag somewhere). Run the validator at http://validator.w3.org/nu to get a listing of any issues in your code. If you see any missing starting tag or stray end tag style errors, they'll need to be fixed before the tag highlighting will work correctly.

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Jul 02, 2020

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It's not an error in my code. Dreamweaver used to show me both the opening and closing tag if I clicked on one of them, but neither tag highlights anymore. I feel like it must be a setting. It was working in an older version but now it doesn't work anymore. It's helpful if you have code with multiple <div> tags and perhaps you are missing one. You click on the first <div> tag (or any opening tag) and it shows you where the corresponding closing </div> is. Dreamweaver no longer will do that.

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Jul 02, 2020

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Validate code from Window > Results > Validation.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Jul 02, 2020

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Unfortunately that didn't work. I tried it but no luck. Thanks anyway!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 02, 2020

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I can't reproduce it.  Tag highlighting works for me.

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Try Restore Preferences.

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/restore-preferences-dreamweaver.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Jul 02, 2020

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Like Jon and Nancy, I cannot replicate the problem. Mine works just fine.

 

To prove that the highlighting has not changed between versions, re-install your previous version. Both versions can be installed at the same time.


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Community Beginner ,
Jul 17, 2020

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Thank you for sending that screenshot. I have my workstation set up with a laptop and two monitors. I had my background set to white and I was only viewing Dreamweaver on one of my large monitors. I changed it to a darker color, and I can see the code highlighting. Then I changed it back to white and moved it to my laptop monitor and I can also see the highlighting - so the problem all along was that my monitor wasn't showing the highlighting even though it was there! Thank you so much to all of you for trying to help me figure this out. I appreciate your efforts!

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