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.

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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!

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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 post

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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.

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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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Sharing a frame with Dr John Warnock

In one the recent internal events, I was lucky to share a frame with Dr John Warnock.

Sharing the frame with Dr John Warnock

Sharing the frame with Dr John Warnock

Can you identify me? (Hint: Look on the right side of frame ). Click on the image for larger preview.

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Adobe CS5.5 launch in Mumbai

Official launch of Adobe Cs5.5 suite in Mumbai on June 02, 2011. See more details of the launch theme at

There is a possibility that I might be coming for this launch event.

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Fireworks gradient extension panel

Grant Hinkson had created a gradients panel which is currently being used by many folks. It allows for:

  • Hand tweaking the offset position
  • Zooming in on the color node to define it accurately

You can download the panel here

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BrowserLab v1.6 is live now

Adobe Fireworks folks may know Bruce Bowman, who is now the Product Manager for BrowserLab(BL) online service for cross browser testing. His team released v1.6 of BL and details of it ca be found on the BL team blog.

Bruce was also the guest author on Dw team blog. You can read complete details about the new features of BL 1.6 at

“We’ve added some new features to BrowserLab to improve workflows for Dreamweaver users:

  • Follow local links. When testing in BrowserLab, you can now click on links in the screenshots to follow links. If the page is from your local Dreamweaver site, we will tunnel back to Dreamweaver, and Dreamweaver will send the new page and assets to the BrowserLab service. It has never been easier to test your local content in BrowserLab.
  • URL History. Now, while you’re testing in BrowserLab, we keep track of your recent tests, and allow you to reload the results very quickly from cached results. If necessary, BrowserLab can re-request the page from Dreamweaver when you are testing local content.
  • We’ve improved the reliability of the pairing connection between the BrowserLab panel in Dreamweaver and the BrowserLab service. You should experience far fewer drops and lost connections.
  • We’ve simplified the Permission settings in the BrowserLab panel in Dreamweaver when your test request requires access to local content. Rather than the previous permission setting that was file based, we’re now setting permissions on a global basis.
  • We’ve expanded our language support to include Spanish and Italian in the BrowserLab client.”

If you want to know more about BL, watch this video at working with Dreamweaver CS5.5

Note: BrowserLab is complimentary till April 12, 2012.

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