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On DW 5.5,  I was able to click "Preview in Chrome" and it would open my page with my full local server and path.

Example: HTTP://authoring.company.com/contact-us.html

 

Now on DW CC, when I click "Preview in Browser" > Google Chrome

it opens a "live" preview of my page with a generic URL: HTTP://127.0.0.1:5860/preview/app/index.html

 

The "live" feature is nice, but I would prefer to have my full URL path.

 

Is there any way to change this?

 

Thank you! 

 

 

 

 

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

Upload files to your server and go to the URL in your browser's address bar.

DW does not preview remotely hosted files.  It can only preview what's on your local computer.  See screenshots.

 

Local site:

file:///folder/folder/filename.html

 

Local Testing Server:

localhost/folder/folder/filename.html

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How to change preview page's URL

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On DW 5.5,  I was able to click "Preview in Chrome" and it would open my page with my full local server and path.

Example: HTTP://authoring.company.com/contact-us.html

 

Now on DW CC, when I click "Preview in Browser" > Google Chrome

it opens a "live" preview of my page with a generic URL: HTTP://127.0.0.1:5860/preview/app/index.html

 

The "live" feature is nice, but I would prefer to have my full URL path.

 

Is there any way to change this?

 

Thank you! 

 

 

 

 

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

Upload files to your server and go to the URL in your browser's address bar.

DW does not preview remotely hosted files.  It can only preview what's on your local computer.  See screenshots.

 

Local site:

file:///folder/folder/filename.html

 

Local Testing Server:

localhost/folder/folder/filename.html

Local Site in Local Testing ServerLocal Site in Local Testing ServerAdd Testing ServerAdd Testing ServerLocalhostLocalhostServer modelServer modelFinal screenFinal screen

 

 

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I should add that I saw a similar post: https://community.adobe.com/t5/dreamweaver/f12-no-longer-brings-up-with-url-quot-device-preview-quot...

 

But I don't see "Default to Static Browser Preview". 

 

We're still using CC 2018 and I think this was a 2019 feature.

 

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Earlier versions of Dreamweaver I think you can right click on the on file in the files panel and select preview in browser from the context menu, it should do the same thing.

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In preferences => real-time preview, select 'default to static browser preview'

 

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Right -click and select Open in Browser.  That's equivalent to the old Preview in Browser you're accustomed to. 

Real-Time Preview doesn't play nice with my local testing server so I never use it.

 

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Thank you, Paul and Nancy!

 

Right-click and select Open in Browser works, but the URL is the file path: file:///B:/contact-us.html.

 

Is there any way to pull my local web server's domain so the URL becomes:  HTTP://authoring.company.com/contact-us.html?

 

I saw some settings (in the screenshot below) and I was hoping it was possible. Maybe I miss-configured something?

I know I can easily re-type the domain, but I feel like I lost a feature.

 

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Upload files to your server and go to the URL in your browser's address bar.

DW does not preview remotely hosted files.  It can only preview what's on your local computer.  See screenshots.

 

Local site:

file:///folder/folder/filename.html

 

Local Testing Server:

localhost/folder/folder/filename.html

Local Site in Local Testing ServerLocal Site in Local Testing ServerAdd Testing ServerAdd Testing ServerLocalhostLocalhostServer modelServer modelFinal screenFinal screen

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Thank you so so much, Nancy!

This worked perfectly!

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You're welcome. Glad to be of help 🙂

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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