I would not bet on Adobe fixing anything in Fireworks. Fireworks' development is dead - Adobe told us some time ago they would stop development.
Harsh, but unfortunately that's the reality. We'll have to switch to other software - and Adobe has nothing in its stable that can completely replace it.
Myself, I am awaiting EvolveUI with much anticipation: http://tribaloid.com/
The devs worked with Fireworks, and since Adobe is no longer going to support it they decided to create their own modernized version.
Let's see what happens. For what's it worth now, currenly I use Photoline for all my web work.
I have the same problem and the silence from Adobe is deplorable. However I have found I can work with it by dragging the object ever so slightly. So click on what you want to select and start to drag it, it becomes selected. I've gotten used to it, as I like to work in Fireworks.
According to the infamous blog post they were planning to support the "next major update of OSX and Windows" and "may provide bug fixes." I don't think I've seen any updates, though.
Fortunately Fireworks still works great on Windows 7 for me. On OSX I mainly do development and Fireworks does the stuff I need fine.
I am starting to get to grips with a trial of Sketch 3 for Apple OSX, price is comparable to Fireworks and it is tough letting go of a product i use so much but Sketch so far seems pretty good.
A lot of glitches in Fireworks can be solved by deleting the preferences file. First you will have to make sure your Library folder is viewable and you are accessing the root folder on your hard drive. In recent releases of Mac OS, it is hidden by default.
First, show your Hard Drive by following these directions:
- In the Finder, choose Preferences from the Finder menu.
- Click the General icon on the toolbar.
- Select "Hard disks" in the "Show these items on the desktop:" section.
- Close the Finder Preferences window.
Next, you'll have to unhide the library folder by following these instructions:
In the Finder, choose View > Show View Options (or press Command-J).
Near the bottom of the resulting View-Options palette is a setting called Show Library Folder. Enable this option. Your Library folder is immediately visible.
In that folder, find the Preferences folder. Then in the preferences folder, find the file with this name (or similar): "com.adobe.Fireworks.12.0.0.plist" and delete it.
Restart your machine and Fireworks and your problem may be solved.