Sorry for the inconvenience. OS X Lion did not exist at the time Adobe Flash CS4 was developed and as a result it's not supported.
To provide a bit more info here: the Lion-related eyedropper tool problem, and the Lion-related crashes in CS4 (and in fact, versions prior to Flash Pro CS5.5) are due to APIs (essentially, low-level OS features) that Apple has dropped in their latest OS release. This isn't intended to blame Apple. They've been good about working with our teams to ensure that Lion supports our products--but their support hasn't extended to versions other than Flash Pro CS5.5.
We know that the eyedropper issue does not happen in Flash Pro CS5.5, which is, as has been noted, the only version that we've certified for compatibility with Lion.
I have the same problem with Flash CS5.5 quitting out at random points.
I'm using Flash CS5.5 on an iMac, running OS X Lion, version 10.7.1
I'm loosing alot of production time, on commercial jobs at the moment. I'm having to save after every action.
The same problem was also happening on Flash CS4 running on Snow Leopard.
Sorry for the inconvience it is causing . Can you please provide me some more details :
1. Is this issue specific to some files you are working on ?
2. Is Flash crashing while saving file ?
3. Flash Version . You check that from Help > About Flash
Can you please send me the crash report from iMac @ FlashAuthBetaBugs@adobe.com and I'll investigate this here .
So someone else is having this problem other than me. About a week ago my Flash CS4 file (65 MB file) keeps force quitting on me in about two to four seconds flat before I can even select a tool. It's completely fine with my other flash files, but not this one for some stupid reason. I'm working on a iMac OS X Mavericks, version 10.9.5 that I've installed since last year. At this rate I won't be able to work on this at all and I would loose more than a year of work. What can I do to fix this?