Having an odd problem with a brand new computer. Windows
Vista on an HP Pentium Dual core, 4.5 GB memory, running Fireworks
CS3, ver. 22.214.171.1248. When I try to use any of the tools under the
Blur selector box, the tool cursor point on the screen (round,
square, etc), jumps all over the place and is impossible to
control. There is no accuracy, it skips & jumps. This also
happens with the eraser, and the paint brush tool, but the pencil
Yes. The bitmap editing tools are not happy under Vista Aero.
You can do one of two things. Turn off Aero completely or
have Vista disable Aero only when Fireworks is running.
For the latter,
1) go to where Fireworks is installed, usually
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS3
2) Right-click on Fireworks.exe and select Properties
3) Select the the Compatibility tab
4) Under Compatability mode label, select the checkbox for
Run this program in compatability mode for: and select Windows XP
(Service Pack 2) from the drop down box.
5) Under the Settings label, check Disable desktop
6) Click OK.
Now, when you start up Fireworks, your system will flicker as
Aero is disabled, but your bitmap tools will work. When you close
Fireworks, your system will flicker as Aero returns.
See also, discussion
this thread The post on 09/13/2008 by lallsopp claims that desktop
composition does not need to be disabled, but I find that my bitmap
tools do not work properly unless I do. You can try it both ways
and see what works for you.
Thank you so much... I followed your instructions & get a
message when starting Fireworks, "The color scheme has been changed
to Windows Vista Basic....", and the bitmap tools work as they
should. Thanks again, you saved me a great deal of