I am using Fireworks CS 5.1 on a MAC Pro. I haven't used Fireworks in ages but I can't for the life of me figure out where the Property Inspector has gone. I'm creating a very simple button. I put a simple line of text on my page, a box and a line. I have selected each one and then clicked the Windows menu and clicked Properties. The Properties box appears but it has nothing in it. Doesn't seem to matter what I click on there are no properties showing up.
Moving this discussion to the Fireworks Forum.
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:
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.