by Sarthak Singhal


June 17, 2013

Adobe Fireworks CS6 patch (12.0.1) has been made live with platform compatibility, stability, usability along with performance improvements. You can download the patch manually from Adobe Fireworks Support Center or go to Help-updates menu item from Adobe Fireworks CS6 application

The following bug fixes have been included in the patch:

  1. Mac 10.8: Exporting from Image Preview dialog shows error “Could not save the file. File not found.”
  2. On Win 8 German build, invoking File Info dialog was quitting Adobe Fireworks CS6.
  3. A couple of crashes in importing and saving PSD workflows have been fixed.


  1. Selection Tool was leaving a ghost trail on canvas.
  2. Better anti-alias for small size rounded corner to make it look more close to Photoshop rendering.
  3. Kerning and leading controls in Properties panel stopped working after a combination of specific and global leading values have been applied to a Text object.
  4. Text color generates incorrect value in CSS Properties panel when the live filter applied on the object is disabled.
  5. Incorrect gradient angles are generated in CSS Properties panel when the object is rotated by 90degrees in Clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
  6. Linear/Radial Gradient properties are updated in CSS Properties panel.
  7. Rounded rectangle autoshape with box shadow without stroke doesn’t list the CSS property for box shadow.
  8. Focus issue and formatting of the generated code have been improved.
  9. Win Only: In specific scenarios, “No fill” cannot be applied to text from Properties panel when previously applied fill is gradient/pattern.
  10. Edge and texture styles cannot be applied to a text object simultaneously.
  11. One of the classes in the Exported CSS has incorrect class setting in the exported jQuery Mobile Theme.


  1. Fireworks document containing button symbols on Master page takes a long time to open.
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  • By Andrew Robinson - 5:17 AM on June 18, 2013  

    Glad the “Could not save the file. File not found.” bug is finally gone, but what about the completely USELESS colour picker that picks up the wrong colours!? Perhaps Adobe are drawing a line under FW in preparation for the next gen web design app (

    • By hoang - 6:04 AM on July 13, 2013  

      I didn’t even know there was an update… sad to see the state of things but happy to see the update nonetheless. +1 to the color issue though :\ This is a biggie.

  • By Amrinder - 10:48 AM on June 18, 2013  

    Thanks. And just do one more thing, make this dying thing crash-proof forever.

  • By Thomas Benner - 11:44 AM on June 18, 2013  

    Thank you Sarthak for your hard work on Fireworks through the years.

    It is deeply appreciated!

    Thomas Benner

    Adobe Community Professional

  • By Bart - 12:23 PM on June 18, 2013  

    Wow, I’m amazed you guys are still working on this! I am SO hoping that you made it stable. Alle the above issues are completely minor compared to the app constantly crashing!

  • By Grav - 12:49 PM on June 18, 2013  

    Is this compatible with OSX versions 10.6 and 10.7 ??

  • By Alex - 1:47 PM on June 18, 2013  

    It appears that Fireworks is not compatible with Illustrator CC – Can’t copy CC vectors into Fireworks. This is unacceptable.

    • By Omer ARI - 6:55 AM on June 28, 2013  


      It appears that Fireworks is not compatible with Illustrator CC – Can’t copy CC vectors into Fireworks. This is unacceptable.

      • By CB - 8:49 AM on July 2, 2013  

        I noticed the same bug. Have temporarily regressed to Illustrator CS6 until the issue can be resolved.

    • By Teune - 12:50 AM on August 23, 2013  

      Only workaround i’ve found is to save the vector as a CS6 file .eps and import it in Fireworks CS6

  • By limptrash - 2:39 AM on June 19, 2013  

    i want adobe fireworfks CC, adobe you need to open your eyes because your incompetence by trying to implementing the changes to Adobe fireworks since you bought to macromedia if you cant do anything to this awesome software at least sell it back to macromedia, for me adobe Fireworks its better and the interface more simple to use and better to user it, graphically better and simple, so you are responsible by killing adobe fireworks and adobe have to many softwares to archive things that we can do by only adobe fireworks, its time to you open your eyes.

  • By Matt - 6:30 AM on June 19, 2013  

    I would love to still see a retina update even though I have a feeling that it is not in the books. If that were to happen I’d happily use CS6 for the foreseeable future.

  • By Ryan - 7:21 AM on June 19, 2013  

    Thanks Sarthak and team!

  • By Bryan - 12:08 PM on June 27, 2013  

    Just an FYI, Fireworks is not working on the DP 2 of Mac OS X 10.9.

    • By Sarthak Singhal - 12:37 AM on June 28, 2013  

      @Bryan Can you share the problems with Fw on Maverick DP2?

      • By Rafał Filipek - 5:43 AM on June 28, 2013  

        @ Sarthak Singhal – I can send you crash report that I get on start if you want.

      • By Bryan - 1:56 PM on June 30, 2013  

        Just crashes immediately upon launch.

        Process: Adobe Fireworks CS6 [22582]
        Path: /Applications/Adobe Fireworks CS6/Adobe Fireworks Fireworks CS6
        Identifier: com.macromedia.fireworks
        Version: Adobe Fireworks CS6 version (12.0.1)
        Code Type: X86 (Native)
        Parent Process: launchd [144]
        Responsible: Adobe Fireworks CS6 [22582]
        User ID: 501

        Date/Time: 2013-06-30 16:56:00.459 -0400
        OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9 (13A497d)
        Report Version: 11
        Anonymous UUID: FD24ED2B-56EA-53CC-C9F9-B1D2A1726542

        Sleep/Wake UUID: 7C7F71D4-220C-422A-8675-95E3AC86845A

        Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

        Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
        Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

        Application Specific Information:
        *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInvalidArgumentException’, reason: ‘-[__NSArrayM length]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x9d71770’

  • By Kolya - 7:23 AM on July 2, 2013  

    Just started crashing on Mavericks DP2 for no reason. It’s been very stable and worked perfectly well before that 🙁

  • By CB - 8:46 AM on July 2, 2013  

    I can confirm that Fireworks (other Apps seem fine) no longer works on Mavericks Beta 2. Worked normal on Beta 1. To note, this issues happens on the latest version of Fireworks CS6 and CS5. Also happens if you do an install, and also tried on a fresh install on another computer of mine and issue still occurs so imagine your team will be able to replicate it easily on which ever computers you test the latest versions of Mac on for compatibility.

    While I’m sure you are working on an update to fix this, if there is any work around we can manually apply in the mean time that would be very helpful.

  • By Sarthak Singhal - 12:33 AM on July 3, 2013  


    Thank you for working with us by sending crash steps, logs specific to 10.9 DP2 for further investigations by the team. We will keep you posted as we get the engineering investigations completed.

  • By PIXELSTUD - 9:12 AM on July 3, 2013  

    THANK YOU for your continued attention to FW!

  • By bedgin - 9:28 AM on July 3, 2013  

    Bump. – Watching this thread for news on this issue. I’ve used Fireworks almost daliy for 13 years, so this is especially painful. I’m a former Macromedia employee that worked on the Fireworks team as a feature designer from 2000 to 2002. I was the guy that unified the tool bar so you didn’t have to manually switch between vector and bitmap modes, designed the 1st property inspectors to appear in the app and convinced the team that hold spacebar to drag a marquee selection was really a required feature. (Yes, I’m bragging. It was one of the best jobs of my life.)

  • By Ben Plum - 8:04 AM on July 5, 2013  

    To replicate the issue on Mavericks (10.9):

    Launch app. Watch crash.

  • By alex - 4:05 AM on July 6, 2013  

    Fw CS3 and CS4 also crashes on DP2.

    Trace Stack below for Fw CS4

    Application Specific Information:
    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInvalidArgumentException’, reason: ‘-[__NSArrayM length]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x96640d0’

    Application Specific Backtrace 1:
    0 CoreFoundation 0x99d5b331 __raiseError + 193
    1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x98fba041 objc_exception_throw + 162
    2 CoreFoundation 0x99d60a83 -[NSObject(NSObject) doesNotRecognizeSelector:] + 275
    3 CoreFoundation 0x99c94552 ___forwarding___ + 1010
    4 CoreFoundation 0x99c9413e _CF_forwarding_prep_0 + 14
    5 CoreFoundation 0x99c1b7fc CFStringGetLength + 140
    6 CoreFoundation 0x99d04bb4 _CFCreateLastPathComponent + 20
    7 CoreFoundation 0x99cf28c5 _CFBundleCopyFindResources + 101
    8 CoreFoundation 0x99c4ad0b CFBundleCopyResourceURL + 91
    9 Help 0x92d22ba6 AHRegisterHelpBookWithURL + 642
    10 Help 0x92d22845 AHRegisterHelpBook + 261
    11 Adobe Fireworks CS4 0x00779ab8 Adobe Fireworks CS4 + 7834296
    12 Adobe Fireworks CS4 0x007882fc Adobe Fireworks CS4 + 7893756
    13 libPowerPlant2.dylib 0x021f3945 _ZN13FW_PowerPlant10LCarbonApp3RunEv + 49
    14 Adobe Fireworks CS4 0x00784386 Adobe Fireworks CS4 + 7877510
    15 Adobe Fireworks CS4 0x000037be Adobe Fireworks CS4 + 10174
    16 Adobe Fireworks CS4 0x000036d9 Adobe Fireworks CS4 + 9945

    Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:
    1 0x99d5b630 __raiseError + 960
    2 libobjc.A.dylib 0x98fba041 objc_exception_throw + 162
    3 0x99d60a83 -[NSObject(NSObject) doesNotRecognizeSelector:] + 275
    4 0x99c94552 ___forwarding___ + 1010
    5 0x99c9413e _CF_forwarding_prep_0 + 14
    6 0x99c1b7fc CFStringGetLength + 140
    7 0x99d04bb4 _CFCreateLastPathComponent + 20
    8 0x99cf28c5 _CFBundleCopyFindResources + 101
    9 0x99c4ad0b CFBundleCopyResourceURL + 91
    10 0x92d22ba6 AHRegisterHelpBookWithURL + 642
    11 0x92d22845 AHRegisterHelpBook + 261
    12 com.macromedia.fireworks 0x00779ab8 0x1000 + 7834296
    13 com.macromedia.fireworks 0x007882fc 0x1000 + 7893756
    14 libPowerPlant2.dylib 0x021f3945 FW_PowerPlant::LCarbonApp::Run() + 49
    15 com.macromedia.fireworks 0x00784386 0x1000 + 7877510
    16 com.macromedia.fireworks 0x000037be 0x1000 + 10174
    17 com.macromedia.fireworks 0x000036d9 0x1000 + 9945

  • By Bryan - 8:37 PM on July 8, 2013  

    I can confirm that Fireworks DOES work properly on Mavericks DP3!!!

  • By Salvo - 8:49 PM on July 8, 2013  

    With the 3rd release all the programs seem to be working fine. This time there was an advise about adobe illustrator. But PS and Fireworks cs5 and 6 seem to work.

  • By CB - 5:37 AM on July 9, 2013  

    Fireworks CS6 is now working in Mavericks DP3. #confirmed

  • By bedgin - 10:15 AM on July 9, 2013  

    Also confirmed working in DP3 here.

  • By Henry - 10:50 AM on August 7, 2013  

    Anyone try it with Mavericks DP 4?