Archive for June, 2011

Fireworks CS5 update has been pulled out temporarily

The recent release of Fireworks CS5 update has been pulled out after multiple user reports of it not getting successfully installed. The Fireworks engineering team is investigating the root cause and identifying how to make it smooth sail the next time. Looking at this situation, the update has been temporarily been turned off from auto update or the manual download of patch from Once the issue is resolved and we have identified with the issue, we will release it again. If you would like to help us in testing in real world scenarios at your machines, just send me a note below and we can work with you. On behalf of the entire team at Adobe, I personally apologize for all the pain this update has caused for your valuable time and efforts. EDIT: The contents of the patch will not be changed and all the bug fixes will remain as-is. The only change will be packaging and delivery mechanism of the update. So people who have been able to successfully install the older patch need not worry when the new patch comes out. UPDATE: The update is back online and can be independently downloaded from the Fireworks support page at adobe.comShare on Facebook

Resolution for Fireworks CS5 -version 11.0.1 update fail

If you are one of the many who are reporting the Adobe Fireworks CS5 update is giving you problems, please try the following. Currently the below recommendation is only for MAC users.

  1. Launch Extension Manager CS5 and check if the AIR Export Extension is uninstalled on your machine
  2. If so please re-install this extension /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fireworks CS5/Preinstall/REMOVED/AIR Export using Extension Manager CS5
  3. Try updating the patch again.

This should install the update successfully. If you still run into issues, leave a comment and I will have someone investigate it.



Initial investigations have revealed that Fireworks files have changed since the CS5 was released on user machines. We are investigating which update or any other app has unintentionally affected it.

If possible, we request a install of Fireworks on the same installed version which is expected to bring the app back to a base state and then apply the patch.Share on Facebook

Fireworks and Dreamweaver updates link – all versions

In case you have been looking at running updates for Fireworks and Dreamweaver older versions, the following links can help you. They are one stop place for all older version of each application. There are similar link for other Adobe products also.

The recent Adobe releases from CS4 onward (guessing) will auto notify the user of an existing update after background check from Adobe which is transparent to users.

UPDATE: Dreamweaver CS5.5 and Fireworks Cs5 have both released an update in the past one month. Go ahead and download them!Share on Facebook

Adobe looking for feedback – User Interface for applications

“Several folks within Adobe are discussing the user interfaces for our various applications, and we’d like your feedback.

Do you use After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom? Other Adobe applications?

If so, please post your comments on this forum thread comparing your experiences with the user interfaces of these applications.

Regarding the panels, palettes, workspaces, and overall UI paradigms in these applications: What do you like? What do you hate? Do you care that the applications are different in this regard? What differences do you even notice?”

This post is taken directly as-is from Todd’s blog postShare on Facebook

Dw CS5.5 updater released

Dw CS5.5 was launched recently and there is an update released which addresses the following issues:

  1. There were some cases when the easy installation of Android SDK was failing.
  2. Spry dataset insertion was leading to a crash
  3. When a CSS file is linked from another css file in the html file, Live View was reporting some rendering issues.
  4. Windows version of Native Application Settings dialog box did not have option for Startup Screen PNG
  5. Code hinting was not working in some cases for some custom javascript functions


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CSS regions checked into Webkit

CSS Regions is a way to layout magazine like text on web.  “CSS Regions and CSS Exclusions technology lets text flow within defined regions or around defined regions.”

CNET gives an idea with an illustration of how it appears in the browser.Share on Facebook

Update planned for Fireworks CS5

This is just to inform all the users of Adobe Fireworks CS5 that there is an update planned for its release. The update will have all the features of Fw CS5.1 and few more crashes fixed.

  • One major crash/hang trend we have seen in the recent past is when saving a file which has some bitmap objects.
  • Another crash is related to text tool

We will keep you posted on the exact dates of update release, which should be soon now!

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