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I just got CS5 (finally)
I was pleased that they finally fixed what they broke in CS3 for the Site Directory window disappearing when you changed focus to another (non DW) window.

I had heard that DW design /code windows could be "undocked" (that's not quite the right term) from the main DW window into separate/individual editing windows.  What am i doing wrong not to be able to do that?  It seems like it's the same constraint introduced since MX2000 that the editing windows all have to be WITHIN the main DW window, and if you want several, you have to spread the main DW window wide, and cannot interdigitate other windows in-between for easier copying/pasting and debugging (thus all DW code/html/css editing windows have to be in one place).  I have four monitors and it's useful to arrange various windows next to each other for db schema interfaces, photoshop image editing, etc., in order to bring it all together in DW.

thanks for any tips for DW editing windows

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All you have to do is go to the menu Window and open the tab you want open by clicking on it. (i.e. code inspector, properties etc.) Then once the tab is open within the Dreamweaver window click and drag the tab out of the window using your mouse. That way you can have as many grouped or separate "windows" with the tools you use.
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sorry for the misunderstanding.
I'm not talking about inspectors and various property windows.
I'm talking about the EDITING WINDOWS (design or code view).

if you try to drag one of those outside the DW window, it is limited to display only within the bounds of the main DW window.
In EARLIER versions, they were completely separate windows, which was very handy.
Compare:  photoshop CS3 had a limitation (bug?) that you couldn't freely move image editing windows across the boundaries of the main PS window (fixed in CS5 - an image window can straddle the main window boundary)
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sadly, thanks
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