4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2013 7:10 AM by growing

    Today's daily Fireworks CS6 crash

    BigMucho

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      It was a good day... I only lost 30-45 min of work this time, and sadly, the Fireworks auto-panic-save produced garbage.

       

      Im a creative cloud subscriber, and I rely on Fireweworks daily to earn a living.  But I'm about at the end of my rope with this product.

       

      Photoshop is not an alternative for the type of work I do,  yet I feel that is where Adobe is trying to lead us.  Fireworks CS6++ needs a re-write, simply bolting un-needed new features to this 32-bit Frankenstein wont cut it.

       

      Same behavior from two different Mac-Pro's (home / office), running two different versions of OSX (10.7x / 10.8x).

       

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        • 2. Re: Today's daily Fireworks CS6 crash
          growing

          I have given Sketch a shot, and I feel like it's just as buggy, if not more buggy, than Fireworks.

           

          BigMucho,

           

          I too rely on Fireworks every day for work and too experience the daily crashes.  It really is a shame that the only product designed to for interactive work is filled with so many issues.

           

          The only thing I can recommend (and i highly recommend you do) is enable autosave.  I have mine set for 5 minute increments, so at most I lose 5 minutes worth of work.  Just make sure you save the document before you start working on it, so there is an file to be autosaved.

           

          It's really pathetic that I have to use such a hack of a fix just to make Fireworks functional.  Hopefully either Adobe gets its act straight with Fireworks, or another product (like Sketch) comes along as a proper replacement. 

          • 3. Re: Today's daily Fireworks CS6 crash
            groove25 Level 4

            @growing: Would you mind sharing how you enable and adjust the "auto save" settings? I see online that it can be edited directly from within a Preferences text file, as well as by using some type of command panel extension. But these seem like "back door" approaches. Is there a "front door" method to accessing this somewhat under-documented feature?

            • 4. Re: Today's daily Fireworks CS6 crash
              growing Level 1

              @groove25,

               

              Unfortunately there is no "front door" approach from within the Fireworks App to enabling auto save.  But it is a really easy fix from within the preferences file.  Just do an "cmd + f" search from within the file for "autosave".

               

              http://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/blog/about/turn_on_fireworks_cs6_auto_save

               

              Here is the tutorial I used.  Like in the tutorial, I left my auto save time increment at 5 minutes, which works perfectly for me.

               

              I hope this helps and saves you some frustration as it has for me.