Posts in Category "Fireworks CS5"

Bringing Fireworks CS4 shortcuts into CS5 version

Shortcuts are a way to make a creative professional feel like a pro and also increase the efficiency manifolds. Adobe Fireworks CS5 released and you would like to bring in the shortcuts from CS4 version to CS5. Follow the below process to make that possible.

The shortcuts are xml files which are stored in correspondence to the application.

MACINTOSH:

The shortcuts for Adobe Fireworks CS4 application on macintosh platform is stored in the following locations. You can copy those xml files from CS4 locations and copy them to the corresponding Fireworks CS5 locations.

  1. /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fireworks CS4/<language code ex:"en">/Keyboard Shortcuts/
  2. <Adobe Fireworks CS4 app location>: Right click on the app and select "Show Package Contents". Then follow the path at Contents/Resources/<language project file ex:en.lproj>/Keyboard Shortcuts/

Generaly the default is "Web Standard.xml". You can confirm this by launching the app and looking at the menu item Fireworks->Keyboard Shortcuts. The "Current Set" field drop down menu with show the currently applied shortcuts to the app.

WINDOWS:

The shortcuts for Adobe Fireworks CS4 application on windows platform is stored in the following locations. You can copy those xml files from CS4 locations and copy them to the corresponding Fireworks CS5 locations.

Win XP

  1. C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\
  2. C:\Documents and Settings\<logged in username ex: sarthak>\Application Data<this is hidden folder>\Adobe\Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\

If your operating system is in a different drive than "C:" then you will need to look in the corresponding directory location on that drive.

Win Vista/7

  1. C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\
  2. C:\Users\<logged in username ex: sarthak>\AppData<this is hidden folder>\Roaming\Adobe\Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\

If you have a 64 bit machine/OS, you will have to replace "Program Files" with "Program Files(x86)" to find the correct location of xml files.

Use the same set of customized shortcuts of Fireworks CS4 into CS5 and feel at home. You can go ahead one step more and diff the files using any freely available tool and move only the selected ones.

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Fireworks CS4 Patch is live now

Adobe Fireworks team is pleased to announce the release of Patch 2 which is a Macintosh only patch. The patch can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/support/fireworks/downloads_updaters.html or will be detected automatically via the Adobe Update Manager.

The automatic patch can be triggered via the menu item of Help->Updates. This will install the patch for users in a automatic mode instead of downloading the patch via the above mentioned url and then a manual click to install it.

The patch is expected to fix the “crash on exit” on exit for Snow Leopard. Apart from this bug there are many other stability related fixes which should make Fireworks CS4 a much stable app now.

The random crashes and vanishing of applications while designing should not be encountered anymore.

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Get notified of CS5 trials

We can notify you via email when the Trials for CS5 are ready if you’d like.

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Fireworks CS5 features

Adobe Fireworks was launches just couple of days back. We have heard of people wanting to have a look at what is new in the product, the features, enhancements and improvements over the much talked about CS4 release.

Bruce Bowman (Fireworks Product Manager) has posted an article at Adobe Dev Center which lists all the features and enhancements engineered by the team. The complete article can be read here www.adobe.com/devnet/logged_in/bbowman_fwcs5.html

In short there are more than 900+ bugs fixed, 100 workflow improvements and features to make this release of Fireworks CS5 a compelling one.

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Adobe Fireworks CS5 launched

All Fireworks users out there! An announcement to be made about the upcoming release of Adobe Fireworks CS5.

This release of Fireworks is an acknowledgement from Adobe to all the users after hearing their problems from CS4 and earlier versions. The request made over the years in our database have been looked at and the usability issues restricting users to be more effective and efficient.

Look at the official product page at www.adobe.com/products/fireworks for more details about the release and high level engineering efforts.

I personally am very excited to work on this release of Fireworks once again. Would love to hear your feedback on this release.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering CS5, check these links:
Fireworks CS5: http://bit.ly/buycs5FW_t
Web Premium CS5: http://bit.ly/buycs5WP_b
Master Collection CS5: http://bit.ly/buycs5MC_b

For more details and future announcements keep a watch for the official team blog at blogs.adobe.com/fireworks

Don’t forget, there is a patch also coming for Fireworks CS4 related top issues. Feel free to post comments here related to Fireworks CS5 only.

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