Msg#: 4250377 posted 5:40 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Does anyone else have an intermittent problem where they can't select a given tool in Fireworks CS3, e.g. the crop tool? I'll be working away and want to do a crop and then find there is no way to select the tool ... it drives me crazy! I have to shut down the program and start it again, and even then it sometimes doesn't work.
Is there any way to address this without spending huge amounts of money on new software?
Msg#: 4250377 posted 4:28 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yes, I have that problem, Accelerator. It seems to be a known issue in which the mouse pointer is offset on the screen, i.e., where you see the mouse pointer is not where the software thinks it is.
It appears to be due to the way Adobe handles your screen resolution setting. I found my problems began when I moved to a 1920x1200 laptop running Windows 7. Viewing in the native resolution would likely make stuff too small, and Windows resizes the views. Adobe seems to choke on that. I've tried various solutions, none of which have been a permanent fix. Oddly, it seems to work properly about 5% of the time. Every time that happens, I think it's fixed... until the next time I use Fireworks, and it's back to the offset.
Just had CS5 upgrade delivered, I think that will cure it (but at a cost!).
Msg#: 4250377 posted 8:32 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
To close the loop on my own Fireworks CS3 saga, I finally did upgrade to CS5 (a brutal 5-hr load from DVD!) and the inability to click stuff due to the mouse pointer offset vanished. Works fine now. Too bad it's an expensive product.