I have recently upgraded to Fireworks CS4 from CS3 but I
don't think that this problem has been there always in CS4.
Basically, I create a document with a few layer groups. Then
place an image in one layer group, input some text in another etc.
If I then want to select the image, I have to click on the layer
group or layer itself in the layers palette before Fireworks allows
me to select it. I'm sure that I used to just be able to click on
anything to select it.
I first noticed this behavior when working on a document
where I created a few layer groups that I then shard between pages,
but subsequently I have had this happen on all docs including very
You are a saviour! Thanks so much, really appreciate that - I
must have selected it by mistake when I was sharing layers between
pages. You just stopped me trashing prefs and trying it in a new