Recording commands

Recording commands

You can record a temporary command for short-term use. Dreamweaver retains only one recorded command at a time; as soon as you start recording a new command, the old one is lost.

To save a new command without losing a recorded one, save the command from the History panel. (For more information, see Creating new commands from history steps.) For more information on comparing using recorded commands to playing back steps from the History panel, see Using the History panel.

To temporarily record a series of frequently used steps:

  1. Select Commands > Start Recording, or press Control+Shift+X (Windows) or Command+Shift+X (Macintosh).

    The pointer changes to indicate that you’re recording a command.

  2. When you finish recording, select Commands > Stop Recording, or press Control+Shift+X (Windows) or Command+Shift+X (Macintosh).

To play back a recorded command:

  • Select Commands > Play Recorded Command, or press Control+Shift+R (Windows) or Command+Shift+R (Macintosh).

To save a recorded command:

  1. Select Commands > Play Recorded Command to play the command back.

    A step named Run Command appears in the History panel’s step list.

  2. Select the Run Command step and click the Save As Command button.
  3. Enter a name for the command and click OK.

    The command appears in the Commands menu.

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