RW window flashing with Web Inspector docked

(Kay) #1

Hi everybody,
I am experiencing weird behaviour, when I have the web inspector docked to the Rapidweaver window. As long as the web inspector is in its own window, everything is fine. But if the inspector is docked to the RW window (doesn’t matter, if it is docked to the bottom or side), the whole window starts flashing wildly. The only way to get out of this, is restarting RW.
Does anyone have an idea what could cause this behaviour?
I am using RW 7.5.5 from the App Store on a Mac Book Pro with High Sierra 10.13.4. But this also was happening on previous High Sierra versions. I already removed RW completely and made a fresh reinstall but it keeps happening even with this pure RW install, which has nothing additionally installed yet.
Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time.

(Rob D) #2

Hi, Kay,

I always have the Inspector docked to the right edge of the main window. I remember once experiencing something similar to what you just described.

I removed stack-by-stack, until the page stopped “flashing”. Then, I replaced removed stacks with fresh ones and all was good. If I remember well, the culprit was a stack where I have input PHP code that was malformed, but I forgot the details.

I don’t know whether this will turn out helpful for you, but you can certainly try…

(Doobox Software) #3

You’re not alone.
The default used to be that the web inspector would open docked to the bottom of the preview window.
At some point in RW development, they had to change the preview windows view.
We picked up in 7s beta testing that this new view caused the inspector to flash like this.
The only workaround is to have the inspector free-floating, so this is now the default.
If you dock it again by choice, it will cause this flashing no matter what.

(Kay) #4

Yep. I was afraid this was a bug. I guess I have to live with it for the time being.
Thanks for that information.

(system) #5

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