I have been using Fireworks CS4 with no problem since I purchased it a few months ago - But about 2 weeks ago I started having problems.
1) I select the text tool and then select the canvas to get the text area box and then can not type. very frustrating...
2) I can not select any element on the canvas by simply clicking on it. The only way I can select an element is with the "control click" command. also frustrating...
I am on Mac OS 10.5.6, Adobe CS4
There are no problems with the mouse or keyboard.
Anybody know of any ways to fix this?
Try the updater first as suggested by Heathrowe and if that doesn't do it, maybe try resetting the FWs preferences:
Locate the Fireworks Preferences file on your hard disk and delete it.
The exact location of this file varies from system to system.
In Windows, preferences are in your user-specific Fireworks configuration folder.
Windows [Drive]:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data\Adobe\Fireworks CS#\English\
In Mac OS, preferences are in the Library/Preferences folder in your user folder. For information about locating your Mac OS user folder, see Apple Help.
Mac [User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Fireworks CS#/en/Fireworks Preferences
Note: On Mac OS, most Fireworks user-specific configuration files are stored in your user-specific Application Support folder.
The Fireworks CS4 Preferences file is an exception.
Restart Fireworks.The next time Fireworks is launched, a new preferences file will be created that restores Fireworks to its original configuration.