Unfortunately, i'm not a photogragher or an artistic designer so i don't use photoshop. I'm just a Fireworks guy .
There are no such things as foreground or background color in fireworks. You've got only fill color.
To find "fill", first you have to draw a vector, for example a rectangle. Then you'll see it at the properties panel. If you want to add more colors to it, from the properties panel, go to filters > adjust color > color fill, or filters > photoshop live effects (can also apply them on bitmaps) > color overlay.
The keyboard shortcuts are at edit > keyboard shortcuts. (that's easy if you use photoshop )
Actually, the stroke color is what I was confusing for "foreground" color. And it does work similarly to Photoshop's "foreground" color for quickly switching colors (pressing "x" works w/ "Web Standard" keyboard shorcut settings).
I know where the keyboard shortcuts are, but I can't find the "color fill" keyboard shortcut. Are you using CS4?--because I don't have "color fill" in my "filters > adjust color" menu.
who knows where I can find "color fill" in the menu?
The thing to remember is the difference between Filling a Selection and Filling an object (Vector) in Fw:
As you discovered, there is no native 'Fill' command in Fw, as there is in Ps. however:
Filling a Selection: Alt/Option + Backspace will Fill a Selection with the current Fill Color
X key is the same as in Ps as well - Swaps Fill and Stroke Colors
D key resets Stroke to Black/Fill to White (the default)
Space Key + Backspace/ Backspace/ or Delete keys (on an active Selection) will delete the color selected/beneath it.
There's a free Stroke/Fill Command available from John Dunning
Space Key + Backspace
...I don't understand how this is different than "Delete". In my History, the step just says "Delete".
But, the "D" key rocks!
And John Dunnings extension rocks!
They are one and the same end result. Thats why I posted all three on the same line.
Not sure if it's an oversight in the shortcut list, but at least that leaves two of the three to reuse for something else if you choose to.
Glad to help