If you double click on the instance on the stage, it opens it up for editing with whatever else is on the stage semi-visible behind it.
hmmm.. I did that, and it brings to the symbol with a white background.
is there something preferences?
when you first load your swf, while still on the main timeline that's displayed with you first open your swf, you click on the frame that contains the symbol you want to edit and then you double click the instance that's on-stage and all the other objects that are on-stage no longer are visible?
what do you mean by....
when you first open your swf?
do you mean .fla?
I have the frame selected, and stillk get the white background
well it works with everything execpt this one movie clip.
So maybe there is something buggy about this movie clip?
upload your fla, post a link and specify the main timeline frame number that contains the object you're trying to edit and its library name or instance name.