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Dreamweaver MX Unstable in Mac OS X?
Why is it crashing so often?
eugenebarnes




msg:936016
 5:24 am on Feb 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Anyone else having problems with stability in Dreamweaver MX running under Mac OS X?

I've just installed OS X, followed by a new copy of DWMX to replace my old DW4. I love the new features, but am frustrated by its instability and frequent crashes.

Though I'm still experimenting, it appears that maybe DWMX doesn't co-exist with the Classic layer very well.

Anyone else have any tips, fixes, observations?

 

eugenebarnes




msg:936017
 6:58 am on Feb 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Update... I worked a whole day with the Classic layer turned off. Not a single crash until the end of the day when suddenly DWMX decided to get flaky again.

Hmmm...

ervier




msg:936018
 10:42 am on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm using DWMX for several months now on 10.2, and never had a problem. It is at times slow, and it has some bugs, but seems stable to me. What I don't like is that when I switch from DW to IE, and want to go back, I have to click the icon in the dock, or have to click a DW-window, the IE again, and then DW again to bring the DW-window to the front. That's annoying.

edit_g




msg:936019
 10:52 am on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

If it makes you feel any better DWMX crashes quite a bit on Win 2000 as well...

The only advice I have is to try it without CF server and other add-ons (if you have any), as this sometimes helps stabilise it.

eugenebarnes




msg:936020
 3:47 pm on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

I reinstalled and things smoothed out for now. If I need to do it again, I'll try a custom install and leave out the stuff I know I'm not likely to use... thanks!

railthinner




msg:936021
 9:51 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've been using MX in OSX, and while I've had some problems with MX, crashing isn't one of them.

some other complaints if your curious
? detailed tags in site files view stay on screen even when another application is brought to the front. I have to go back to DW and roll over it again to make them go away.
? ftp reacts very slowly (much, much snappier in 9)
? sites previously created with DW4 templates break when the template is edited in MX. I would love to find a solution to this problem. I thought I had it at one time, but I'm still having this issue.

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