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How to preview in Safari (or other browsers)?

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How do I preview a page in Safari as I used to do in cs3?

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Thanks to all the helpers! I finally got it: On a Mac, you can’t right-click on this one (as you can on everything else). When you control-click on the little square above the file name, you’re there! All the browser action you want and you can test your external links.

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How to preview in Safari (or other browsers)?

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How do I preview a page in Safari as I used to do in cs3?

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Thanks to all the helpers! I finally got it: On a Mac, you can’t right-click on this one (as you can on everything else). When you control-click on the little square above the file name, you’re there! All the browser action you want and you can test your external links.

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Have a look at How to preview web pages in Dreamweaver and scroll down to 'Open in browser'


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Sorry. Dead end: I go to file>open recent - and the page I want comes up. Good. Then, with the design view and code view showing, I go to file>realtime preview - then choose a browser and a black page with a sad face reads, “You tried to access an external HTML page which cannot….etc.” I need a step-by-step guide. It used to be so easy in cs3!

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Forget Real-Time Preview.  Use Right-Click on tab and select Open in Browser. CC-Preview-in-browser.jpg

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If, like me, you simply can't get the Real Time Preview to work correctly, there is a way to put Open in Browser (the old Preview in Browser) as the default when you hit F12...

1. Close DW and go to...

    Windows: C: > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017 > configuration > Menus > MM

    Mac: Applications > Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017 > configuration > Menus > MM

    (I think, I don't have a Mac to test)

2. Open the file "PIB_Dynamic.js"

2a. As always, make a backup in case something goes sideways. Add _old at the end of the back-up's file name.

3. Search for the text "dw.browseDocument". There are 3 spots with that code, but the first two are just comments. The right one should be on or about line 433, and change the text "isPIB" to "true"

The finished line of code will look like...

dw.browseDocument(dw.getDocumentPath('document'),theBrowser, "-1"/*help argument*/, false /*use temp doc*/, true);

4. Save the file to your desktop

5. Drag the file into the original location from Step 1. You will be prompted for your Admin credentials in order to make the copy/replacement

From now until you update DW again, Open in Browser (from your desktop) will be used instead of Real Time Preview (with Adobe's servers).

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Thanks, Nancy, for the prompt reply! I can’t find any screen or image that matches your suggestion. My computer is a new iMac with High Sierra. Is that a Microsoft image shown in your link?

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Thanks, Jon. Your suggestion is probably well worth a try. But I’ll wait a bit longer to see if there isn’t a more direct and less dangerous-seeming one to try first.

Bill

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I'm on Win10.  But Contextual Menus are not unique to Windows.   

Did you define your local site folder?

What are you seeing when you right click on the open document tab?

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Thanks again! All of the set-up work (SFTP and so on) has been done. A newly-changed page was created and, since the code view seemed OK, “put” without preview. I got away with it and the link worked. It’s the links especially that I like to preview. (Otherwise the pages look OK in all browsers - just like the design view.)

When I right-click on “file>open” or file>open recent” nothing happens. I can’t find the word “untitled” or anything yet that seems to respond usefully to right-clicking.

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No, no, no.  Open an HTML document.

Then, right click on the tab above where it says Source Code.  See screenshot.  Your document may have a different filename than mine.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Getting warm! I did open a page and right-click on a spot that corresponds to your very different-looking image and a similar menu opened up. Sure enough, “Open in Browser” appeared. But no R.- or L.-clicking on it worked. It just sits there. Maybe High Sierra is just buggy.

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Getting warm! I did open a page and right-click on a spot that corresponds to your very different-looking image and a similar menu opened up. Sure enough, “Open in Browser” appeared. But no R.- or L.-clicking on it worked. It just sits there. Maybe High Sierra is just buggy.

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On mouseover, the Open in Browser item should show a 2nd contextual menu with a list of your available browsers. 

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Thanks again. Yes, I was expecting that, but the menu doesn’t show up. You click on it and nothing happens. It’s another dead end so far. Maybe High Sierra is at fault. I think safety upgrades often ride roughshod over existing apps. At least it’s safe. Kind of like the Baghdad Green Zone in, say, 2005. It’s safe - but it’s hard to enjoy it.

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No dialog box appears. I think a long hold on the phone to India is going to be required. If they uninstall - then install - the whole Creative Cloud, will I have to set up the (now perfect) SFTP connection all over again?

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Be sure to Sync your settings to the Cloud first.   That way, you can import them after re-installing.

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Thanks to all the helpers! I finally got it: On a Mac, you can’t right-click on this one (as you can on everything else). When you control-click on the little square above the file name, you’re there! All the browser action you want and you can test your external links.

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Jul 26, 2018

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Is Safari set-up in your Preferences?

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