I'm having a very strange problem in Fireworks CS5. I cannot select an element on my page unless I go and find the appropriate layer and select that layer. Only then will the elements in that layer be available for selection.
I looked through the preferences and there's no option to turn this on. It's terribly disruptive to my workflow. Does anyone have this issue or know how I can fix it?
Sounds like a case of Single Edit Mode.
From the Layers Panel, to the far right, click the panel properties icon. From the panel context properties list make sure Single Layer Editing is toggled off.
You're a dream. Thanks so much!