Known issues in Dreamweaver

Learn about the known issues and limitations in the latest release of Dreamweaver.

October 2021 release (version 21.2)

  • Live view goes blank when a webpage has an invalid URL in the iFrame’s src.

    Workaround: Specify correct src URL with the transfer protocols like http etc.

  • Media containers with H264/H265, VP9/VP8, .aac codecs and Flash based media files(.swf, .flv) will not be played in live view.

  • iFrame content displays blank after undo/redo workflow in live view after performing DOM panel or Live view operations like Copy/Paste, Duplicate etc.

    Work-around: Refresh live view or re-open the file.

  • Pressing Esc key does not dismiss the Live view HUDs.

    Workaround: Click outside the HUD to dismiss the pop-up.

  • Mac Only: Cannot invoke Apple menu when focus is in Code view.

    Workaround:

    1. Quit Dreamweaver.

    2. Change the default keyboard shortcut of “Move focus to the menu bar” to something  else, containing either of  the keys Cmd/Ctrl/Option listed in the combination, setting is available under System Preferences - Keyboard - Shortcuts - Keyboard section. 

    3. Change the keyboard shortcut of “Move focus to the menu bar” back to default Ctrl+F2.

January 2021 release (version 21.1)

  • Empty dialog box appears instead of the below message when incorrect credential is provided within Configure RDS Server dialog box:

Unable to resolve host. The URL appears to be invalid.

  • In code view, the code color might not appear when the latest version of Dreamweaver is installed within updated Mac OSX 11 Big Sur.

Workaround: In the Preferences dialog, change the code view font available within Fonts tab.

  • [macOS] In live view, selected text is not wrapped in <a> tag after browsing the target page.
  • On downloading and inserting Ai files from Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries panel, SVG option is unavailable in file format options list.
  • In Code Inspector, context menu operations are applied on code view, when code view is visible.
  • [macOS 11.0] Close button to dismiss the Find and Replace dialog is not available.

Workaround: Press Esc key to dismiss the Find and Replace dialog.

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