So for most of the day everything was working fine, then suddenly I can't select or deselect items. Well, technically I can by DRAGGING as I select (which is very inconvenient) but there's no work around for editing text (which requires a double-click on the object).
It sounds exactly the same as this bug posted for Fireworks CS5;
Now, I have Spotify installed but I've restarted without it running and yesterday there were no problems with Fireworks at all... so I doubt it's Spotify related. Everything else sounds the same though.
I've restarted, un-installed and reinstalled the program and closed all media programs I can see. Still broken. Quite possibly something else is interfering with it but I have no idea what (since I haven't installed anything new)
This is preventing me from finishing a pretty important piece of work, so I'd REALLY appreciate a response.
I found the answer... WEIRD BUG.
It was related to the Properties bar. Any time I was trying to edit/select something aligned in the same vertical space as the properties bar, it didn't work. If I dragged something to the side of the properties bar, it works!
Here's a picture to explain...
Glad this is finally fixed (I minimise the bar... a bit of a cheat fix really) but still.. what the hell kind of bug is this? :O
I was seeing the same thing and after going through Activity Monitor and quitting one thing after another I found my problem was being caused by AirServer. It must have been an update they pushed out as I've had that installed for a long time and not had the problem. I confirmed this by taking AirServer out of my startup items and rebooting the machine and Fireworks still worked as it should. Very happy to have things back to normal.