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Layer won't unlock

Aug 9, 2008 2:12 PM

I've been using Fireworks for about 7 years (Mac and PC current problem is on Mac) so there's not a lot I don't know about it although I admit I haven't spent a lot of time learning new features in CS3 but for the first time I have a layer I am unable to unlock.....It shows the lock I click to unlock and it just fades the lock. Its an un-unlockable lock. I can lock and unlock other layers no problem but this one layer is stuck. If it helps this WAS a sublayer when it was originally locked. Now it is at the root level.

I really really really do not want to delete whats in this layer but I can't get into it.
 
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    Aug 10, 2008 3:05 AM   in reply to seanmayhew77
    Hi, are you trying to unlock a template of some kind? I ask because
    another Fireworker had a problem with unlocking a template folder. My
    copy of FWsCS3 has just locked me out with that wretched 'Hand'
    cursor problem, so I'm going to have to do a system re boot, if that
    cures it (usually does) I'll have another look and see if I can
    fathom it out.

    Peter
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    "seanmayhew77" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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    | I've been using Fireworks for about 7 years (Mac and PC current problem is
    on
    | Mac) so there's not a lot I don't know about it although I admit I haven't
    | spent a lot of time learning new features in CS3 but for the first time I
    have
    | a layer I am unable to unlock.....It shows the lock I click to unlock and
    it
    | just fades the lock. Its an un-unlockable lock. I can lock and unlock
    other
    | layers no problem but this one layer is stuck. If it helps this WAS a
    sublayer
    | when it was originally locked. Now it is at the root level.
    |
    | I really really really do not want to delete whats in this layer but I
    can't
    | get into it.
    |


     
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    Aug 10, 2008 4:24 AM   in reply to seanmayhew77
    This is what worked for the other guy who had a problem with this.

    1. Open up the image source file in Fireworks CS3
    2. Then look to the top right of the screen/workarea,
    3. Click on "Pages" then on layout[Master Page],
    4. Then select "layers" proceed to unlock the sections you need to work
    with.

    Peter
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    "PJR" <flash@SLICEreclusivebillionaire.com> wrote in message
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    | Hi, are you trying to unlock a template of some kind? I ask because
    | another Fireworker had a problem with unlocking a template folder. My
    | copy of FWsCS3 has just locked me out with that wretched 'Hand'
    | cursor problem, so I'm going to have to do a system re boot, if that
    | cures it (usually does) I'll have another look and see if I can
    | fathom it out.
    |
    | Peter
    | ______________________
    | "seanmayhew77" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
    | news:g7l18h$fi4$1@forums.macromedia.com...
    || I've been using Fireworks for about 7 years (Mac and PC current problem
    is
    | on
    || Mac) so there's not a lot I don't know about it although I admit I
    haven't
    || spent a lot of time learning new features in CS3 but for the first time I
    | have
    || a layer I am unable to unlock.....It shows the lock I click to unlock and
    | it
    || just fades the lock. Its an un-unlockable lock. I can lock and unlock
    | other
    || layers no problem but this one layer is stuck. If it helps this WAS a
    | sublayer
    || when it was originally locked. Now it is at the root level.
    ||
    || I really really really do not want to delete whats in this layer but I
    | can't
    || get into it.
    ||
    |
    |


     
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    Mar 5, 2011 3:46 PM   in reply to seanmayhew77

    I had this issue and saving the  file , quit FW and restarting solved the problem...

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 11:52 AM   in reply to seanmayhew77

    Just FYI, if anyone else has this problem. I just had this same problem with a layer in Fireworks CS5 and I tried what estilan suggested above. It worked like a charm!

     
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    Feb 23, 2013 8:20 AM   in reply to seanmayhew77

    Right. This is so so so simple i cant believe it. Steps:

     

    1. Go to your layers tab.

    2. scroll up.

    3. unlock ALL the layers you can

     

    It will work; trust me, I had the same prob, (faded the lock on mine to) and this worked swell!!!

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 5:24 AM   in reply to jrdalby811

    Another helpful tip... if you click the alt/option key on the lock toggle it will lock or unlock all your layers. Note though,,, sometimes your sublayers will still remain locked. Usually repeating the Alt click + lock toggle will release the sublayers as well.

     

    *Note all things locked in the master page layer(s) have to be unlocked and edited when you are in the master page.

     
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