How many pages and states are in your document? If there is a large number, the shear overall filesize will slow the program down.
This is straight from a blank document.
I have tried restarting the computer and opening just Fireworks and a one page, one state doc with no images in it and still it runs incredibly slowly.
Yesterday I had to quit several times as it just stopped responding.
Is it worth trying a reinstall?
Linda - did you have any further thoughts?
Although this is an old thread: I had the same issue with the clicking not working (but click and drag did) - turns out clicking in Fireworks doesn't work properly if you have Spotify running. I read this solution somewhere, and it saved me a lot of frustration. On the subject of Fireworks being slow and buggy, unfortunately that is just the steady decline of Fireworks
I've experienced the same issue and it's frustrating. I've been using Fireworks for several hours today without issues, then suddenly I can't click any objects. It was OK at first because I would select the objects in the layers pallet. But now that I need to edit some text, I can't. Very frustrating (no, I don't have Spotify installed). I really want to use Fireworks, but I'm starting to think it's literally a waste of my time.