I'm aware of the "Lock Selection" keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Alt + L). Is there an accompanying "Unlock all" keyboard shortcut, like, I believe, Photoshop has? The only way I know how to unlock something is to click the padlock icon from the Layers panel.
I can't find an "Unlock all" option, too.
The closest thing I was able to find are two commands by Aaron Beall:
( See here: http://fireworks.abeall.com/extensions/commands/ )
This is maybe not exactly what you're searching for, but maybe close...
The first command will lock *all* unselected objects in the PNG file. The second will *unlock* all of the previously locked objects. After a bit of trial and error, this will maybe help you. If not, then maybe some other Fireworks guru will help you better than me in finding your solution... (Basically, you need to find all locked objects and unlock them with one command -- I don't think there's an integrated shortcut in Fireworks for that, but maybe such a command can be created (if it isn't already) by some Fireworks developer.)
Btw, I have also found (after some search) a modified version of Aaron's commands:
You may want to check it, too...
Wow, The John Dunning!
Just joking, nice to see you around! (I guess I've been away from these forums for some time and closer to testing and crashing Fireworks... 'guess I should catch up a bit here, too;-)
Unfortunately, Aaron Beall's "Objects 1.0" command, "Isolate - Unlock Previously Locked Objects - Unlocks all objects which were locked with the previous command." only works as described -- in a very certain circumstance -- when you need to unlock things immediately after locking, them, which seems pretty useless to me. But, it's really close!
Amazing help, though! Thanks so much. It's this kind of guidance that inspires me to learn extension development. Seems I might be able to tweak this without too much work.
I am sure such an extension (unlock all objects) can ve created for Fireworks. Unfortunately, I am not that good in programming, but more into design, so I cannot help... :-(
Glad that I helped a little bit, at least, giving you some direction!
In C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS4\Configuration\Commands, create a file called "Unlock All.jsf". Open the file and paste this in:
fw.getDocumentDOM().setElementLocked(-1, -1, -1, false, true, false);
Save it, then give it a shortcut in Keyboard Shortcuts.
You've just created your first Fireworks extension!
John, that's amazing! One-line command does all that is needed!
(Here it is attached, as ready-to-use .jsf file (inside ZIP archive), for the convenience of anyone else that would like to download the command right away and start using it.)
I am still amazed how simple it looks once you have created the code! Hats off!