Fixed issues in Dreamweaver

We heard you! We've been working hard at fixing the issues you reported to us. Here's a list of issues we fixed in the latest release of Dreamweaver.

June 2022 release (version 21.3)

  • Page not loading completely in browser with Real-time preview.
  • Dreamweaver menu items cannot be invoked on macOS 12.
  • Code color renders as disabled on macOS versions Big Sur and Monterey.
  • Learn tab is displayed on the home screen.

October 2021 release (version 21.2)

  • Close button is not enabled in Advanced Find and Replace dialog on macOS Big Sur.

  • On macOS Big Sur, Code view renders black on changing the code view font to “Source Han Code JP” for Dw Japanese locale builds.

January 2021 release (version 21.1)

  • For the latest browsers with cross-website tracking option disabled, Device preview does not function.
  • Within Insert panel, irregular highlighting appears for character options.
  • [macOS 11.0] In the Insert panel, all the elements within drop-down lists are highlighted when hovered.
  • For Get operation workflow, File modified time is inaccurate when check in/ check out option is enabled within a site.
  • [macOS 11.0] UI text discrepency appears in Save As dialog.
  • [macOS 11.0] In the File open dialog, all files do not display when Option section is expanded.
  •  Security fix associated with the loading of configuration files during file transfer operations.

October 2020 release (version 21.0)

February 2021 release (version 20.2.1)

  •  Security fix associated with the loading of configuration files during file transfer operations.

June 2020 release (version 20.2)

  • macOS 10.15: In the site setup window, local root folder cannot be modified.
  • macOS 10.15: In a document, external CSS files cannot be attached.
  • macOS 10.15: In Dreamweaver,  save file and open file dialogs do not function.
  • macOS 10.15:  In external comparison tool like BBDiff, file comparison does not open.
  • macOS 10.15: In Open file or Save file dialog, the site root button does not function.
  • Dreamweaver installation fails and displays 141 error code .
  • On Selecting Edit menu>Sync Settings>Manage Creative Cloud Account or clicking Manage Account button in Preferences>Sync Settings, incorrect URL opens in browser.

February 2020 release (version 20.1)

  • In Live View Edit mode, Enter key does not function for immediate sibling elements of dynamic content to either split or create new elements.
  • Document is not auto pushed to testing server and uneditable in Live View while saving new changes.
  • macOS 10.15: Crash on synchronization of files.

November 2019 release (version 20.0)

  • First code hint in the list for PHP is always selected when no beginning characters are typed.
  • On typing initial letters, filtered PHP hints are not displayed in correct order.
  • In PHP code, not all MYSQLi Extension hints are available in the hints list.
  • CSS ID and class selectors added in HTML or related CSS files are not available in JS code for unsaved documents
  • Event handler code hints are not available in JQuery code.
  • While creating new Snippets, unable to select snippet type (Wrap Selection and Insert Block radio options)
  • On Replace All operation with Quick Find, scroll position jumps to the top of the document.
  • Trying to install Adobe Dreamweaver, installation fails with error code 198.

August 2019 release (version 19.2.1)

  • Dreamweaver crashes on launch when versions 19.0 to 19.2 are installed on new Windows and Mac devices using Creative Cloud desktop app version 4.9 and later.

June 2019 release (version 19.2)

  • HTML code in PHP documents is not formatted as per settings in Tag Libraries.
  • Extra white spaces getting introduced within strings on applying code formatting for PHP.
  • Applying source formatting for PHP introduced line breaks within inline PHP code.
  • On applying source formatting for PHP code, a space is introduced between < & ? thereby breaking the code.
  • Visibility specifiers in PHP are incorrectly formatted in PHP file by introducing a newline between visibility keyword and function definition.
  • When the PHP file is straight HTML, it should be formatted the same as the HTML file.
  • Anchor tag is broken on formatting a PHP document.
  • PHP code indentation following the HTML indentation.
  • Indent/outdent code not honoring the indent size and Tab spaces settings in Dreamweaver code format preferences.
  • On formatting PHP document, redundant new lines/blank spaces/lines are introduced in the Script tag or JS code in the file.
  • File synchronization dialog dismisses on clicking over any file in the list.

April 2019 release (version 19.1)

  • Extensions that are installed for Dreamweaver with English (International) app language are not loaded in Dreamweaver. 
  • On applying source formatting for CSS file, selectors within @media blocks are not formatted.
  • On applying source formatting for a Selection in CSS file, formatting is applied for the entire code in the file.
  • Ctrl_Tab does not switch to next document tab in order if a new document is created/opened
  • mac OS only: On adding ID in the Insert div dialog, Div tag is inserted in the code without the ID.
  • mac OS only: On adding ID in the Insert Main dialog, Main tag is inserted in the code without the ID.
  • mac OS only: Bootstrap page sizes sm, md, lg, xl are not displayed in View Port drop-down list in Document status bar for .dwt templates files that use Bootstrap.
  • Dreamweaver treats network-path references or protocol-relative URLs (paths that start with //) as UNC paths and attempts outbound SMB calls. 
  • On applying source formatting for PHP, HTML code within the file is formatted differently compared to the code in Dreamweaver CC 2015.
  • On applying source formatting for PHP, extra white spaces are introduced within strings.
  • On applying source formatting for PHP, formatting does not consider the settings made in Tag Libraries for PHP.
  • On applying source formatting for PHP, line breaks are introduced within inline PHP code
  • On applying source formatting for PHP, a space is introduced between < & ? thereby breaking the code
  • On applying source formatting for PHP, line break is introduced between visibility specifier and function definition in PHP code
  • On applying source formatting for PHP, redundant new lines/blank spaces/lines are introduced within Script tag or JS code within PHP files.
  • On applying source formatting for a HTML/PHP file, CSS within style tag is not formatted.
  • On applying source formatting, indent size and type set in Preferences > Code Format are not used in code formatting.
  • On applying source formatting, cursor jumps to the top of code view.
  • Wrap and insert block radio options are not available in Snippet window.

January 2019 release (version 19.0.1)

  • On mac OS, node process consumes 100% CPU on launching Dreamweaver.
  • ESLint displays variable/object not defined error messages for Browser and JQuery objects like document, window, $() and so on. 
  • ESLint displays definition of rule not found error messages for some of the linter rules like for-direction, getter-return, and so on, when you create a .eslintrc.js file from Site setup.

October 2018 release (version 19.0)

Improved stability and security

  • [Win only] Dreamweaver crashes on every launch.
  • [Win only] Dreamweaver app hangs on launch indefinitely.
  • [Mac only] Dreamweaver crashes on opening a new JavaScript file while currently working on a JavaScript file.
  • Node.js is flagged as insecure by internal audit.
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2k shipped with Dreamweaver has security vulnerabilities.
  • Version of zlib.dll shipped with Dreamweaver is unknown and has security vulnerabilities.

Code view

  • Images & color previews in code view cannot be disabled in Dreamweaver without having to edit brackets.json.
  • Auto insertion of quotes & braces cannot be disabled in Dreamweaver without having to edit brackets.json.
  • Corrupted entries are listed for Font size units dropdown in Property Inspector for a Bootstrap document.
  • Cannot drag and drop selected text within code view when the selection contains colon.
  • $_SERVER array elements hints are listed with non-related elements and cannot insert selected element by pressing Enter key.
  • Selected file path for url( ) function in CSS files is not enclosed in quotes.

Real-time preview

  • User cannot switch from Real-time Preview to Preview in Browser and associate primary and secondary browser keyboard shortcuts to preview documents in browser.
  • On selecting a browser for real-time preview, browser displays error “You tried to access an external HTML page, which cannot be opened on the device for preview. Open the page in Dreamweaver to preview the page on the device”.
  • Real-time Preview intermittently stops auto syncing changes made in code view until user clicks in Browser window.
  • Primary and Secondary Browsers Keyboard shortcuts(F12 & Ctrl+F12) are assigned to Real-time Preview, but they're also listed on the Open in Browser submenu.
  • Real-time preview is not auto refreshed when a document is pushed to testing server manually.
  • Real-time preview fails to load if the document has related CSS/JS files with relative paths.


  • Live view does not render CSS Grid Layouts.
  • Cannot save or load search queries in Find and Replace dialog.
  • Cannot save search results report after performing Find All operation in a site.
  • [Win only] Cursor position in Code View and Design view are not in sync on high definition displays.

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