The pen tool has the little x symbol next to it always. It will not let me click on the document then click again to create paths. This is very annoying because it basically makes most of the functionality of the pen tool useless. What can I do to fix this? I have tried googling and not yet found an answer. I am using the CS6 version of Fireworks.
I restored the preferences in fireworks to the default and the problem is persisting. It does not occur on my windows machine (windows 7) only on my macbook (OS X mavericks).
Do you have Spotify running? There is a conflict between the two apps that causes this behavior. If so, shut down Spotify and then try to use the tool again in FW. If it persists, try a quit/restart of FW, and/or a computer restart then boot up FW without Spotify to see if it's fixed.
Did you ever find a solution to this? I'm having the same problem and I did have Spotify running but after I restarted the problem still persists.
The problem was Google Chrome browser! As soon as I quit Chrome my pen tool started working again. I didn't even need to restart Fireworks. I wonder if it is a conflict with one of my plugins/add ons. Most likely.
UPDATE - I did narrow it down to one specific Google Chrome extension. It was "Google Play Music"