Hopefully, you realize you can edit the Auto Shapes directly on the canvas. Hovering over a "yellow diamond" will reveal a tooltip telling what property it adjusts.
It sounds like there's a communication problem between the panel and the canvas/application. The Auto Shape Properties panel is a SWF panel that resides in the application's Configuration/Command Panels folder. Other SWF panels include Align, Path, Symbol Properties, Image Editing, Special Characters, and Color Palette. I wonder if any of these other panels are affected?
It seems like there's been a lot of problems with Flash-based panels conflicting with other apps or plug-ins. Try quitting and restarting the application with no other applications running in the background. Also check out something like this: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3931126
Thx for your reply. I know the "yellow diamonds" but i need to enter the exact numeric values. im not shure, but i think the other "flash panels" works correct.
i also uninstalled firefox but it doesn´t change anything.
during the whole install/uninstall/testing procedure the panel works well a few times but on next run of fireworks (without changing anything) it doesn´t.
Are you on Mac or Windows? The problem seems a little more common Windows. When it happens, panels built with Flash (like the auto shape panel) don't get selection events from FW, so they don't know to update.
I haven't found any particular pattern to this issue. FW can work fine for days on end, then it just stops working. Then it'll start again. If FW crashes, or I kill the process, the panels often stop working. But they may start again without restarting FW. It's all very weird and random and frustrating.
as mentioned above, i completely uninstalled firefox but no change. i´ve never installed Flashbug/FlashFirebug plug-in.
I´m using Fireworks on an windows PC.