in Fireworks MX one could always "select behind" by holding
cmd-ctrl (regardless of the actual tool in use) and then click
through elements that were hidden behind others. Let go the keys
and the actual tool is active again.
That feature is no more working in my CS3 installation. I
could select the Select Behind Tool (V), but this would mean
hitting the "V"-key (twice, if select tool is not active). And then
I would have to select the former tool again. Awkward.
I miss the old behaviour very much (almost as if hitting the
spacebar would not temporarily invoke the hand tool, or cmd-space
the zoom tool).