1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 14, 2009 3:18 PM by Newsgroup_User

    FW CS4 Canvas problems - PC Vista Home

    MMisterMM
      Hi

      I have just installed CS4 and am having a few problems with Fireworks.

      1. If I have several floating canvases (separate images) and I open another image, the image opens behind all the other open windows. When I click the new image; it remains behind and obscured by all the other canvases and doesn't come to the front as it would in any other application.to get the new image to the front, I have to close all the other image!! Sometimes I can get the new canvas to the front by clicking each and every other canvas once, which kind of wakes it up. Does anyone know a way around this?

      2. Similar to above. Often when I open a new image with other images already open on separate canvases, the new image loads into another already open canvas. This generates a tab on that canvas. There doesn't seem to be any control over which canvas it populates. It doesn't even load into the last canvas I was using before opening it. It seems quite random. If I have many canvases open, I have to literally hunt for the new image. Does anyone know how to get new opened images to load onto their own canvases?

      3. This is maybe more of a niggle. When I drag a canvas around the workspace, the whole canvas turns grey until I release the canvas again. This is a pain if I am trying to place an image next to another image to reference it.

      1 and 2 above have hampered my productivity so much, I am using CS3 again.

      Any help would be much appreciated

      Thanks

      Mr M
        • 1. Re: FW CS4 Canvas problems - PC Vista Home
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          MMisterMM wrote:

          > 1. If I have several floating canvases (separate images) and I open another
          > image, the image opens behind all the other open windows. When I click the new
          > image; it remains behind and obscured by all the other canvases and doesn't
          > come to the front as it would in any other application.to get the new image to
          > the front, I have to close all the other image!! Sometimes I can get the new
          > canvas to the front by clicking each and every other canvas once, which kind of
          > wakes it up. Does anyone know a way around this?

          Why not maximize them so rather than floating document windows, they are
          tabbed? Just out of curiosity, why do you have so many opened at once?

          > Does anyone know how
          > to get new opened images to load onto their own canvases?

          Choose file > open.
          >
          > 3. This is maybe more of a niggle. When I drag a canvas around the workspace,
          > the whole canvas turns grey until I release the canvas again. This is a pain if
          > I am trying to place an image next to another image to reference it.

          Under Preferences > Edit make sure that Preview Drag is selected.

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