Is there a way to view both local and remote directories at once?

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    johntim, 24th Sep 2015 10:57 pm

    Hi, just trying to wean myself off Dreamweaver. One thing I liked about DW: I could see the local directory for a website and the remote directory for that site at the same time, in two different windows. And from the remote window I could download ("get") a file or group of files. From the local window I could upload ("put") a file or group of files. In the latter case, the file I uploaded would show up in the remote directory when the upload was complete.

    Can I do something like this with HTML-Kit Tools? All I can figure out how to do is look at the remote OR the local directory at one time, not both at once.

    Thanks. I did buy the program, BTW, on the hope of being able to divest myself of DW.

    • HTML-Kit Support, 25th Sep 2015 12:10 am

      Hi,

      On 9/24/2015 10:57 PM, johntim wrote:

      Hi, just trying to wean myself off Dreamweaver. One thing I liked
      about DW: I could see the local directory for a website and the
      remote directory for that site at the same time, in two different
      windows. And from the remote window I could download ("get") a file
      or group of files. From the local window I could upload ("put") a
      file or group of files. In the latter case, the file I uploaded would
      show up in the remote directory when the upload was complete.

      Can I do something like this with HTML-Kit Tools? All I can figure
      out how to do is look at the remote OR the local directory at one
      time, not both at once.

      You can view local and remote folders at the same time. It's not
      possible though to drag and drop between them so uploading still
      requires Ctrl+U (or attaching to a remote folder for saving and
      uploading at the same time).

      Here are a couple of ways to do the first...

      A single project window can have a mixture of local and remote folders.
      If your project window has the local folder listed already, you can
      double click "Add remote folder" at the top and add the remote folder
      underneath. Well, if you don't mind scrolling, each folder has a short
      list of files or the monitor is in portrait mode :)

      A more practical solution might be creating another project window
      ("File menu > Projects > New") and adding the remote folder to it (or
      vice versa). You can then drag the new project window by its title bar
      on the bottom and dock it side-by-side the other project window.

      Demo:

      http://www.htmlkit.com/go/youtube/multiple-project-windows

      For doing batch uploads with drag and drop, a program like FileZilla may
      help:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileZilla

      Thanks. I did buy the program, BTW, on the hope of being able to
      divest myself of DW.

      Thank you! It's not easy being a small dev these days specially outside
      the mobile-space so I do appreciate the support.

      Chami