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Where is the Dreamweaver 8 javascript debugger.

I can not find the debugger. I am trying Dreamweaver 8 and cant find the menu File/Debug in Browser or the debugger anywhere.

Bruce Mutch
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aplimediaCommented:
To debUg Javascript use Firefox. Open firefox and run your page and functions then...

Tools > Javascrip console...

All the erros come up, and if you click on one, it will display the fuction and the line which is having a problem.

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bmutchAuthor Commented:
Thank you, but it sounds kind of limited in functionality. I would like to know where the Dreamweaver debugger is, I see references to it, but cant find it. Since this is the Dreamweaver section surely some Dreamweaver expert can help me with it.

Bruce Mutch
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aplimediaCommented:
Open the page with the JavaScript you want to debug.

Select File > Debug in Browser > Netscape (or Internet Explorer). A browser window will open, and a Java Security window will open as well.

If you're debugging in Netscape Navigator, click on OK in the debugger warning box that appears, then click on Grant in the Java Security dialog box. If you're using Internet Explorer (Windows only, the debugger doesn't work on Internet Explorer for Macintosh), click on Yes in the Java Security dialog box, then on OK in the debugger warning box that appears. The debugger window will appear (Figure 13.46), and the browser will stop at the first line of JavaScript code.

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bmutchAuthor Commented:
Yes but thats my problem as I mentioned, the  File/Debug in Browser menu is missing.

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi bmutch,

In DW 8, the File/Debug option has been removed in favor of the Preview buttons (the icon that looks like a globe on the Document Bar).  The javascript debugging does take place in the browsers now.

What you can do is go to code view and find the "Highlight Invalid Code" button which *might* catch some javascript syntax errors.
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bmutchAuthor Commented:
sorry I forgot about this question. Yes, split points thank you.
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