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Cannot select or deselect objects in Fireworks CS5

Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2010 Nov 22, 2010

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I cannot seem to select or deselect objects in fireworks by clicking on them. I have to click and drag in order to select an object and click and drag to deselect. Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong or how I can fix this? Thanks.

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Dec 20, 2010 Dec 20, 2010

FIXED....

Its Spotify.... Close it and try again.. Worked for me....

Grrrrr... I blame Xmas and all the offices for having music on.

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New Here ,
Sep 25, 2014 Sep 25, 2014

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FIXED

I had similar problem. I was caused by spotify. Just close spotofy and get back to work (finaly)

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New Here ,
Sep 28, 2014 Sep 28, 2014

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This problem is back in Yosemite, with the Spotify fix introduced by nevyn (Spotify) that used to work successfully on Mavericks, preventing the conflict, no longer working in Yosemite. nevyn (Spotify)

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2014 Oct 07, 2014

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CS6, OS X Mavericks, still a problem. Completely blown away that running a music program like Spotify breaks Fireworks selection tools. This is insane, but thanks to people here for at least stopping me from losing my mind from pure frustration.

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New Here ,
Oct 15, 2014 Oct 15, 2014

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Hey Everyone,

I went back and read through this thread as I too am having this issue. I was able to narrow down the cause to Chrome. I'm completely blown away that Chrome itself is causing my Fireworks selection and zoom tools to stop working.

With Chrome open I have to drag to select, with Chrome closed Fireworks works flawlessly. I'm going to experiement further by turning off pluggins one by one and see if one of those is causing an issue.

Thanks for everyones help. You all saved me a headache. Now if we can get this issue resolved.

My info:

OSX 10.9.4

Fireworks CS6 12.0.0.238

Latest Chrome Version 37.0.2062.124

Jon D.

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New Here ,
Oct 15, 2014 Oct 15, 2014

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AHA!

The specific extension was the Google Play Music extension. Turning this off resolved my issue.

Odd that it seems to be apps/programs that use keyboard controls to control music.

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New Here ,
Nov 19, 2014 Nov 19, 2014

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Thank you soooooo much. This fixed it for me.

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2014 Dec 11, 2014

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It sounds like Spotify (and every other application that uses the media keys) is just working around a bug that exists within Fireworks (or the OS?) by explicitly turning off that functionality when Fireworks is running. Given that it's been several years now, I'm not entirely optimistic... but is there any possibility this will be fixed?

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New Here ,
Dec 17, 2014 Dec 17, 2014

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Four years later, and I started having trouble...and sure enough...Spotify. Crazy it's still an issue all these many years later, but it worked.

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New Here ,
Dec 18, 2014 Dec 18, 2014

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My colleague and I are having the same issue.  Closed Spotify and the issue is gone.  WTF?????

SEan

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New Here ,
Dec 18, 2015 Dec 18, 2015

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It's life dude. 🙂 I don't think Adobe will ever fix it. It's called DIY LOL.

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New Here ,
Jan 05, 2015 Jan 05, 2015

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Yes you're right it IS Spotify! Me too....son of a b....

How the hell did you figure that one out?

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2015 Feb 05, 2015

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No way it was spotify for me as well! thought i was going mad when it started! Made me upgrade to 6 as well to see if that helped!

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New Here ,
Feb 09, 2015 Feb 09, 2015

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OMG WTF!!! I closed Spotify and it worked!

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New Here ,
Apr 14, 2015 Apr 14, 2015

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How is this even possible? The issue is couple of years old and no one has done anything about it since!

I've never had this problem with Fireworks CS6 before, but I've just switch from Win8.1 to Mac OSX and it appears. So now what?

Shall I abandon Fireworks or Spotify?

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Mentor ,
Apr 14, 2015 Apr 14, 2015

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The reason this is possible is simple: Adobe stopped development and support for Fireworks since May 2013 - two years ago now. By that time FW CS6 was a year old, and came out before the new versions of Mac OSX. It is to be expected that older applications may run into compatibility issues when upgrading to a newer OS.

It is not only the fault of Fireworks, however. The latest two Mac OSX versions have been riddled with bugs and problems for many Mac users (one merely has to visit the macrumor forums). Mac OS is no longer the main focus of Apple, unfortunately.

Be it as it may, Fireworks is a dead application, and if anything, at some point you will have to jump ship anyway to alternative applications.

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2015 Apr 21, 2015

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Frankly if its a dead application they should stop selling it.

Then again there are a lot of things dead about Adobe that they still sell, so, par for the course I guess.

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2015 Apr 21, 2015

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You are a lifesaver.. how the heck did you figure this out?! (And why is it happening.. and why is Adobe the worst?)

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2015 Jul 01, 2015

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Oh man...this took me all day figuring out whats wrong with Fireworks and keep restarting my Mac many times.

Finally when googled, this answer tried and it worked.

Huh! this is crap man, why spotify is creating problem here.

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New Here ,
Aug 05, 2015 Aug 05, 2015

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Yip, it was Spotify! Thanks.

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2015

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I, too, had this totally problem with Fireworks CS6. My culprit was simply Google Chrome. It did not matter what was actually open in Chrome -- without ANY tabs open, I cannot directly click to select in Fireworks CS6. When I quit Chrome, I can immediately go back to business as usual and click to select. I still love Fireworks BTW.

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Mentor ,
Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2015

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Check your plugins: some users have encountered the same issue with audio player plugins which they had installed in Chrome, and when they deactivated/uninstalled these, Fireworks would not have any issues anymore.

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New Here ,
Sep 03, 2015 Sep 03, 2015

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More specifically (thanks to Herbert2001) my culprit was the Google Music extension in Chrome. Magic...gone wrong.

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2015 Nov 13, 2015

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Same here. Can't select nothing (I don't have Google Music Extension installed).

OSX - EL Captain - 10.11.1

Google Chrome - 46.0.2490.86 (64-bit)

Adobe Fireworks CS6 - 12.0.0.236

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New Here ,
Dec 18, 2015 Dec 18, 2015

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This old trick still works today! I had to close another similar app QQ Music to get Fireworks to behave. Weird.

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Mar 17, 2016 Mar 17, 2016

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Same issue here...resolved it when I quit Kodi.

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