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Selecting multiple layers in Fireworks CS4

Jun 11, 2009 6:46 AM

When I want to select multiple layers/sublayers I shift click (windows) on the layers that I want to select or control click. The problem I am having is when I do this, there are layers being selected that I do not want to select. It seems to do this automatically. What can I be doing wrong?




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    Jun 11, 2009 7:43 AM   in reply to elthib

    Have you tried Ctrl + click?


    Jim Babbage

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    Jun 11, 2009 8:50 AM   in reply to elthib

    That little button indicates that at least some content on that layer 

    has been selected.  Another limitation is that if you chose to copy 

    all that content, Fireworks would not include the sub layers  (or 

    layers) themselves when pasting. It would just group everything into a 

    single layer.  Not very good, if you ask me. That's the behavior on my 

    Mac anyway. I'd need to check my PC to see if it's consistent.


    In short, I don't think it's anything you are doing wrong.


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    Jun 17, 2009 10:13 AM   in reply to elthib

    I was having the exact same issue, Mac OSX/Fireworks CS4. Shift clicking consecutive layers seems to incorrectly select ALL objects in layers ABOVE the selected layers. However, using cmd+click to select the layers instead does what it should.

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    Jan 8, 2013 10:59 PM   in reply to elthib

    In my Fireworks CS6 for Windows using a UK standard keyboard, you have to press the left Shift instead of the right Shift to select mutliple layers.


    Hope this helps

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