How to Add Web Browsers to the Preview Feature in Dreamweaver - dummies

How to Add Web Browsers to the Preview Feature in Dreamweaver

By Janine Warner

To help you test your pages, Dreamweaver makes it possible to add multiple browsers to the preview. The first step is to download and install a variety of browsers on your hard drive.

After you’ve installed one or more new browsers on your computer, follow these steps to add them to Dreamweaver’s browser preview list:

  1. Choose File→Preview in Browser and then choose Edit Browser List from the fly-out menu.

    The Preferences dialog box opens with the Preview in Browser settings displayed. Note: You must have a page open in Dreamweaver for these menu options to be available.

  2. Click the plus sign (+) at the top of the Preferences dialog box.

    The Add Browser dialog box opens.

  3. Enter a name for the browser.

    To help make sure you’re using the latest browsers, include the version number as well as the name.


  4. Click the Browse button.

    The Add Browser dialog box opens.

  5. Navigate your hard drive until you find the browser you want to add.

    Look for the browser’s executable or application file (indicated with an .exe extension under Windows and stored in the Applications folder on a Mac). Don’t use a shortcut to the actual program file.

    You can add a browser to Dreamweaver only if the browser is on your hard drive.

  6. Double-click the name of the program file to select it and add the browser to the Application field in the Add Browser dialog box.

  7. Click OK to add the browser to the Browsers list in the Preferences dialog box and close the Add Browser dialog box.

  8. If you want this browser to be the first browser listed in the Browser drop-down list, select the Primary Browser check box. Otherwise, select the Secondary Browser check box.

    You can also launch the designated primary browser by pressing the F12 key.

  9. Repeat Steps 2–8 to add more browsers to the list.

  10. After you add all the browsers you want, click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.