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Turn off CSS pop-up box that appears every time I click in the Design View pane

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Aug 11, 2019

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Well! This is annoying.

I hadn't opened Dreamweaver in a while, but I still find it's a great way to format Microsoft Word text into HTML.

However, on my Dreamweaver CC v19.2 for Mac, every time I click in the Design View pane, just to insert my cursor or to highlight text, I get this dialogue box that prevents me from typing or editing the text in the design view. It makes editing text impossible.

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As you can see in my screenshot, I'm definitely in Split Code/Design View. It also happens in just Design View.

  • I've tried View > Design View Options > Hide All
  • I've tried ticking and unticking that Disable [Pirate Ship Wheel] Indicator - no affect
  • I've tried unticking Preferences > Code Hints > Options > Enable code hints and Enable description tools

How do I turn this feature off?

I am on a MacBook Pro with a wired numeric keyboard. I don't think the keys were sticking at the time on either the numeric keyboard or the MacBook Pro keyboard.

But since I launched Dreamweaver this morning, the issue has gone away (even though I restarted Dreamweaver multiple times when the issue was occurring.

Additionally, yes! Command + Option + Click brings up the Code Navigator. It's definitely not doing it without me holding down Command and Option anymore.

Thanks for your help Jon. I guess the solution is to check your keyboard (disconnect and reconnect back in any external keyboards) and restart Dreamweaver if this occurs.

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Turn off CSS pop-up box that appears every time I click in the Design View pane

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Aug 11, 2019

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Well! This is annoying.

I hadn't opened Dreamweaver in a while, but I still find it's a great way to format Microsoft Word text into HTML.

However, on my Dreamweaver CC v19.2 for Mac, every time I click in the Design View pane, just to insert my cursor or to highlight text, I get this dialogue box that prevents me from typing or editing the text in the design view. It makes editing text impossible.

annoying-css-dialogue-pop-up-box.png

As you can see in my screenshot, I'm definitely in Split Code/Design View. It also happens in just Design View.

  • I've tried View > Design View Options > Hide All
  • I've tried ticking and unticking that Disable [Pirate Ship Wheel] Indicator - no affect
  • I've tried unticking Preferences > Code Hints > Options > Enable code hints and Enable description tools

How do I turn this feature off?

I am on a MacBook Pro with a wired numeric keyboard. I don't think the keys were sticking at the time on either the numeric keyboard or the MacBook Pro keyboard.

But since I launched Dreamweaver this morning, the issue has gone away (even though I restarted Dreamweaver multiple times when the issue was occurring.

Additionally, yes! Command + Option + Click brings up the Code Navigator. It's definitely not doing it without me holding down Command and Option anymore.

Thanks for your help Jon. I guess the solution is to check your keyboard (disconnect and reconnect back in any external keyboards) and restart Dreamweaver if this occurs.

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That's called the Code Navigator. 

It's usually triggered when you Alt + click (I think Option + Click on a mac).

I don't know of any setting in the preferences that would make it appear automatically.

Is there any chance your option keys are sticking at all? That would make it auto-fire every time you click in the Design View window.

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I am on a MacBook Pro with a wired numeric keyboard. I don't think the keys were sticking at the time on either the numeric keyboard or the MacBook Pro keyboard.

But since I launched Dreamweaver this morning, the issue has gone away (even though I restarted Dreamweaver multiple times when the issue was occurring.

Additionally, yes! Command + Option + Click brings up the Code Navigator. It's definitely not doing it without me holding down Command and Option anymore.

Thanks for your help Jon. I guess the solution is to check your keyboard (disconnect and reconnect back in any external keyboards) and restart Dreamweaver if this occurs.

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