This bug concerns the Stroke Color box that appears in Fireworks' Tools and Color Mixer panels. Once selected, this box allows for the modification of an object's stroke color.
Basically, when a text object is selected on the canvas, the Stroke Color box will not remain active. Immediately following any stroke color adjustment, the focus moves to the Fill Color box instead. This makes it difficult to make subtle modifications to stroke color—using the Color Mixer panel, for instance—and increases the chance of accidentally modifying fill color.
This is a bug in Fireworks CS6 and CS5.1 on Mac OS 10.6.8. It does not occur with standard vector objects, only with Text objects.
The following report was submitted to Adobe:
Product name: Fireworks
Product Version: 184.108.40.206
Product Language: English
Your operating system: Mac OS 10.6.8 (Intel-based)
Concise problem statement: The Stroke Color box (in the Tools and Color Mixer panels) will not remain active when a Text box is the currently selected object on the canvas. Immediately following any stroke color adjustment, focus moves to the Fill Color box instead.
Steps to reproduce bug:
- Select a text object on the canvas.
- From the Properties panel, set a stroke color for the text.
- From the Tools panel, select the Stroke Color box and choose another stroke color for the text.
- From the Color Mixer panel, select the Stroke Color box and modify the existing stroke color using the sliders.
Results: In Steps 2, 3, and 4, the Stroke Color box is automatically deselected immediately following each adjustment. The Fill Color box is selected instead. Modifying the stroke color further requires reselecting the Stroke Color box each time before proceeding.
Expected results: The Stroke Color box should remain selected following any adjustment, to allow for further modifications. This is currently true for vector objects but not for text objects.
This bug makes it difficult to make subtle modifications to stroke color when a text object is selected, and increases the chance that fill color will be accidentally modified. It also contributes to a sense of overall instability within the application interface.
For more information, please see the following forum thread:
The bug has been observed in Fireworks CS6 and CS5.1 on Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). It is not present in Fireworks 8.