The Spotify Team released a a Preview build that incorporates Joachim's fix and should solve this issue.
You can download it here http://www.spotify.com/int/download/previews/
It worked for me and a lot of people too.
Enjoy your music inspired workflow!
Yes, Her Landa, das ist correct!! With your attention to detail you'd make a perfect tester for FW. Another tip:
Caret movement within textfield is invisible, when I move the caret with arrow keys I can't see where it is. It doesn't seem to be an issue related to Spotify and I know it wasn't there on CS4 for Windows. It just seems like a bad product, certainly a sign it wasn't developed in the area where I come from.
I don't have either Soundcloud installed (Mac OS X) or Spotify - for me it was Radium (also installed via Apple App Store) which was controlled by the Apple media keys - once I saw someone mention them in this connection, I immediately disabled it and all worked like a charm.
So that's really an Adobe + Apple issue, not third-party software. Because, you know, the bug already showed up with 3 apps (SoundCloud, Radium and Spotify)
So Adobe - please fix this one as soon as possible - for example, I purchased Radium and would like to use it further, and it's not their developers' fault, obviously!
I was having this problem on Mac 10.7.1 and apparently it was caused by having VLC open at the same time. For anyone having this problem I would suggest closing other programs one by one and checking too see if its fixed.
I've just reported a similar bug - can't shift-click and select multiple, contiguous layers (it deselects the ones already selected, or selects ones you didn't click on). Looks like it's an open GChat window that causes it (I didn't have any music apps open or running).
I've just started having these issues:
1. Can't select objects using the selection tool
2. Strange issues with type tool - not able to select, edit a type object
I have now other applications even open and I'm having these issues. I uninstalled Spotify since that seems to be a common issue.
What else can I try?
I've been experimenting with how to fix this problem - it seems like it's not only Spotify, but anything that runs browser scripts, especially if the scripts have been running for a while. Restarting the browser - and/or restarting Fireworks - fixes it for me.
This selection problem happened to me as soon as i tried to use the CS6 demo on OSX10.6.6. I thought it was because the min OSX was 10.6.8. So gave up and went back to CS5.
All was working well for days. until today.
The cause in my case was docking the properties bar with my other palettes.
My solution was to simply float the properties palette and it started working again with no need for a restart. If i dock it again, the selection tool stops working instantly. Drag it away and it works again!
So the bug must be in Fireworks.
I had no other apps runing while testing this.
I'm so gald I found this! I too use Radium on 2 different Snow Leopard (10.6.8) machines; a PRO and an iMac. I've never had the selection problem on the iMac with Radium running and I use Radium quite a bit. On the PRO it is a nightmare as long as Radium is running. In the PRO, Fireworks 8 works flawlessly no matter what is running. I am going to drop an mail to the Radium guys and get their take on it. Since these 'media keys' seem to be available for multiple apps, I would venture to say the problem is with Adobe since Fireworks 8 is never affected. I am consideing CS6 for some of the new things added to Fireworks, but if the 'media-keys' issue still exists, I see no reason to spend the upgrade dollars. Adobe does not give Fireworks the attention it deserves.
I also found that DoubleTwist causes the problem too - which I have turned on as a media player so yet again - it's the media player - been driving me f*** crazy this past couple of weeks - having to select layers manually in the pallette instead of just clicking on them. This is CS4 - some 2 years after the issue first reported - don't know who's being crap here; Adobe or Apple to be honest!
I figured out which app to quit to fix this on Mac OS 10.8 and Fireworks CS6 (creative cloud)!! Just quit Fireworks and use something else.
Seriously, come on. I've quit every other app I have. Restarted, etc. I don't have anything running that controls media (Not that that should be an excuse for the app not behaving).
That did it for me. Thanks a bunch. Adobe, I hope you are reading this. There is no good reason for apps that control media or function keys to keep your app from functioning correctly.
Here's an idea Adobe: Load functionflip on your Mac. Launch Fireworks. See if it prevents you from selecting objects. If it does, figure out why and fix it.