Stop Adobe Dreamweaver Hanging or Freezing on Large Files
Whilst recently working on an application in Adobe Dreamweaver that contained lots of very large files, each containing tens of thousands of lines, I kept running into a problem where Dreamweaver would stop, hang, freeze and even sometimes stop responding when I tried to do anything.
This was particularly apparent when typing a bracket or quote so I figured it would be something to do with the formatting Dreamweaver applies to the code to make it more legible.
After turning off and disabling everything I could find in the preferences (syntax checking, code coloring, auto indentation, auto close tags) and then turning them all back on one by one, the culprit turned out to be ‘Code Hints’.
By navigating to ‘Edit > Preferences > Code Hinting’, you can either turn this feature off completely or set a delay so that Dreamweaver only shows them after a set number of seconds.
Now my Dreamweaver is flying along and working on huge files is much quicker.