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In Dreamweaver in the CC Libraries panel, when I right click > edit on an image Photoshop is launched by default. I want to change the default to Adobe Fireworks.

I have changed the file associates in Adobe Bridge to associate all image formats with Fireworks and already have Fireworks set up as the only editor for all image formats in Dreamweaver prefs.

Nothing to do with Windows 10 default file associations either.

Any ideas or suggestions appreciated.

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Just to reiterate I know how to set default editors in Dreamweaver via preferences > file types/editors, I have been using Dreamweaver since 2000 !!!. I have deleted Photoshop entirely from the the file types/editors settings in Dreamweaver and ONLY have Fireworks set as an editor for jpeg, png, gif  as I wanted to see if it had any effect on the CC Libraries panel default 'edit' program..... It doesn't

I don't really think this is a specific Dreamweaver issue per-say and it shouldn't have been moved to the Dreamweaver forum because the thread has gone off on a tangent.

It's not the end of the world but as I work in Dreamweaver/Fireworks all day it would have been handy to be able to use the CC Libraries panel in Dreamweaver in that way. Nearest is using open with from inside Adobe Bridge with Fireworks set as the default for image file types.

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CC Libraries Change Default 'Edit' Program For Images

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In Dreamweaver in the CC Libraries panel, when I right click > edit on an image Photoshop is launched by default. I want to change the default to Adobe Fireworks.

I have changed the file associates in Adobe Bridge to associate all image formats with Fireworks and already have Fireworks set up as the only editor for all image formats in Dreamweaver prefs.

Nothing to do with Windows 10 default file associations either.

Any ideas or suggestions appreciated.

Paul-M, ACP
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Just to reiterate I know how to set default editors in Dreamweaver via preferences > file types/editors, I have been using Dreamweaver since 2000 !!!. I have deleted Photoshop entirely from the the file types/editors settings in Dreamweaver and ONLY have Fireworks set as an editor for jpeg, png, gif  as I wanted to see if it had any effect on the CC Libraries panel default 'edit' program..... It doesn't

I don't really think this is a specific Dreamweaver issue per-say and it shouldn't have been moved to the Dreamweaver forum because the thread has gone off on a tangent.

It's not the end of the world but as I work in Dreamweaver/Fireworks all day it would have been handy to be able to use the CC Libraries panel in Dreamweaver in that way. Nearest is using open with from inside Adobe Bridge with Fireworks set as the default for image file types.

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You can set any image editor you want using the Dreamweaver Preferences screen.

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I'm not sure if CC Library respects preferences with an EOL image editor like Fireworks.  Libraries are synched with Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign and others.  And it's probably not possible to synch with Fireworks since it predated the CC Library by several years.   To be honest, I rarely use CC Library.  So this is all just speculation.  

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It most certainly does. I have Dreamweaver 18 set to use Fireworks CS3 as the default editor. Works flawlessly.

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Yes I already have Fireworks set  as the default image editor in Dreamweaver, I'm talking about the CC Libraries Panel in Dreamweaver CC 2018, right click on thumbnail > edit option, its a different thing altogether. Its probably not supported/possible as Nancy said, Adobe don't think the only program on the market that combines good bitmap editing features/solid vector tools, v/good web/ui design features along with fast workflow is important.

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ALsp  wrote

It most certainly does. I have Dreamweaver 18 set to use Fireworks CS3 as the default editor. Works flawlessly.

Does Fireworks open from your CC Library?  That was the question.

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Nancy+OShea  wrote

ALsp   wrote

It most certainly does. I have Dreamweaver 18 set to use Fireworks CS3 as the default editor. Works flawlessly.

Does Fireworks open from your CC Library?  That was the question.

The library and assets panels are non-functional for me in Dreamweaver 18. Have been since I installed. Actually, those panels always have been totally useless relative to my workflow. Never use Bridge, either. Never use Photoshop. Ditto for all Adobe apps except for Dreamweaver and Fireworks.

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I regularly use PS, AI, Acrobat Pro & Bridge.     But Fireworks & Lightoom never won me over.   

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Nancy+OShea  wrote

I regularly use PS, AI, Acrobat Pro & Bridge.     But Fireworks & Lightoom never won me over.   

That's fine, but totally irrelevant. If the editor Preferences do not apply to all parts of Dreamweaver, then this is simply another case of bad interface design. As for EOL products, that is also totally irrelevant. A preference option for setting a default editor needs to be agnostic. What if someone's editor of choice is GIMP, or Paint Shop Pro?

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This isn't a Dreamweaver question.  It's a Creative Cloud Libraries question. 

Sync digital assets in Adobe apps | Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries

The same rules don't apply.  CC Libraries sync with other Adobe products but not Fireworks because it's too old.

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I neither use, nor have a desire to use any Adobe features other than Dreamweaver. To me, it's a big waste of time and resources. But thanks for trying to be helpful 🙂

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Tthat's your prerogative.  But as an ACP, you have access to all CC products and versions if you wish to explore them.  

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I've had access to free Adobe (and Macromedia) software off and on since 1998. My work does not require anything other than Dreamweaver. So, I guess it's a good thing I am a Dreamweaver ACP

The only other Adobe software I've used is Acrobat, but I stopped several years ago when I discovered Microsoft Word compiled the types of PDFs I need in a fraction of the time Acrobat took, without heating up my hard drive

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I've used Fireworks since 2000 it works for me; bitmap/vector editing all in one and I find Photoshop slows me down (but a part of that is down to familiarity and what you're used to for sure). Adobe want me to use 2 different programs (XD + Photoshop). when one could do it.

I'll use Fireworks for a while longer yet until a worthy single app is available to replace it for Windows users.

We're going off on a tangent now - don't worry about the CC Libraries/Fireworks integration I can live without it.

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ALsp  wrote

A preference option for setting a default editor needs to be agnostic. What if someone's editor of choice is GIMP, or Paint Shop Pro?

When the CC Libraries are a specific CC feature, only programs knowing how to access that feature will do so.

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I'm not an Adobe employee. All advice constitutes my own opinion. Use at your risk! 🙂

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Makes sense. I would never consider using such a feature, so I simply ignore it. Thank you for the clarification.

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I use it to drop common colour definitions to be used in between Adobe programs. But if at any moment one of the programs does not use libraries I need to do it the classical way, noting down definitions an using those. Fireworks is not library aware, so I would not expect it to work with. If it works its great, if not, don’t shoot.

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Like you, I use Fireworks for all my graphic work (vector and bitmap) and it works like a charm.... at least for what I expect as result for my graphics and images...

and as you noticed Adobe makes the use and flexibility of use transverse  of this software more and more difficult in CC solutions..... as you can see on the following movie, it is impossible for me to define Fireworks as the default software for JPG and Gifs formats... ?

09.03.2018-06.23.46

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Are you running Fireworks on a Virtual Machine?

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nope, Fireworks is perfectly running directly on W10. but no way as you can see on the screen grab to set it as a default editor from within DW

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It works for the OP.  But the question was not how to set preferences in DW.  It was how to use Fireworks with CC Library.

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I think everyone has gotten your point

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A prime example of why people don't use these forums anymore - sarcasm from a forum mod. Lets not forget you're the one who didn't read my original post properly in first place.  I'm not sure why an extension developer is an ACP anyway ...

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I think everyone, including me got Nancy's point. I think unthinking vitriol on the part of many who use this community is the problem. So, would you like to discuss my qualifications. Please feel free.

This forum has been dying for years and it has nothing to do with sarcasm - imagined, perceived, or otherwise.

There are not many quality extension developers left. Unless you would like to rewrite history, extensions are the reason Dreamweaver became successful. My company was the first company to develop commercial client-side extensions, one of the first to create any extension, and - believe it or not - I was one of the first 3 Dreamweaver Evangelists appointed by Macromedia. I'm also pretty damn code at coding. If anything, we should all be nostalgic... not nasty.

In conclusion, I think it's obvious I misread your post, and assumed (wrongly) that you were having problems changing the default image editor for Dreamweaver, instead of for CC Libraries. I apologize for that. But I take offense at your "style".

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I understand your point Nancy, but how would make Fireworks work linked to CC library, when it is impossible for me to make Fireworks simply works as a linked editor to Dreamweaver ?

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If you have Fireworks set as the primary editor for jpg/jpeg, png, gif in Dreamweaver preferences > File Types/Editors then you should be able to open images in Fireworks from within Dreamweaver by double clicking on the file from the file panel or by right clicking > open with Fireworks.

I'm using the most up date version of Dreamweaver CC 2018 with Fireworks CS6 on Windows 10 and it works for me, if it doesn't work for you there's an issue of some kind.

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if you read may first answer (n° 18) and watch the movie linked, you'll see that I canno't set Fireworks as default editor in DW...

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I didn't see you click the make primary 'rendre principal' button in that video?

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Just to reiterate I know how to set default editors in Dreamweaver via preferences > file types/editors, I have been using Dreamweaver since 2000 !!!. I have deleted Photoshop entirely from the the file types/editors settings in Dreamweaver and ONLY have Fireworks set as an editor for jpeg, png, gif  as I wanted to see if it had any effect on the CC Libraries panel default 'edit' program..... It doesn't

I don't really think this is a specific Dreamweaver issue per-say and it shouldn't have been moved to the Dreamweaver forum because the thread has gone off on a tangent.

It's not the end of the world but as I work in Dreamweaver/Fireworks all day it would have been handy to be able to use the CC Libraries panel in Dreamweaver in that way. Nearest is using open with from inside Adobe Bridge with Fireworks set as the default for image file types.

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I'm sorry your question was moved by a moderator.   I'm also sorry this discussion went off topic.   If you think I should lock this from further discussion, I will.

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...and FYI we won't be purchasing anymore of your extensions either ...

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I'm really sorry you felt the need to attack me personally. Despite what you think, it does make you look worse. It really does. But I'm not here to police. I'll leave that to others. And I do hope that your little hissy fit does not lead anyone to think that I was attacking Nancy, because nothing could be further from the truth. It is obvious I misread your issue and that Nancy read it correctly. My remark was good-natured.

But I will offer some advice. Take it for what it's worth:

With electronic dialogue, it is sometimes easy to misread attitude and intention. You might want to be mindful of that. And if you ever need to obfuscate or mask your words with asterisks, you might want to reconsider using them in the first place.

You've mistaken my intentions (which were first and foremost to help you). This is really unfortunate.

So, I'll leave this thread to those better adept at policing the forum and bid you adieu.

And I don't really see where you've purchased many of our extensions - at least since you posted a question on our forum 6 years ago. If you have, than you shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater... just a thought. And if my hunch is right, and I rubbed you the wrong way, perhaps it would help if you contacted me off forum and got it off your chest. I'm sometimes a lot nicer in real life than I appear online

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