Automatically Save Web pages before previewing in Microsoft Expression Web 2

I have a habit of previewing my web pages each and every time I make any change to them. Then I key in CTRL + S or choose ‘Save’ from the common toolbar and then hit F12 or ‘Preview’ from common toolbar; to preview the page. You need to save your web page before you preview it in the browser, hence these two steps. But at times you forget to save your page before you hit F12 and you are prompted with a warning to save your changes before you preview them. 


Though one click on ‘OK’ in this window would directly take you to the preview in the browser, it is irritating to get such warnings when you are in the middle of something and desperately making something to work.

This warning could be disabled and you could ask Microsoft Expression Web to automatically save your page before previewing. Follow either of the following steps:

1.       In above warning, check the box – ‘Automatically save page before previewing’.

2.       Go to File > Preview in Browser > Edit Browser List…




Check the same box – ‘Automatically save page before previewing’.

Now you can hit F12 or choose to preview your page as soon as you create/edit it without having to save it explicitly.

Filed Under: Expression Web


About the Author: Minal is a freelance web and graphics designer. She specializes in designing Logos, Stationery, Graphics and Icons as well as website templates using graphical tools like Photoshop, Illustrator and Expression Web. Twitter @saffronstroke

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  1. Joker says:

    Hi there,
    Onload of page my antivirus put alert, check pls.

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