1. Download Orange Commands for Fireworks CS3, Fireworks CS4 or Fireworks CS5
  2. Expand the ZIP.
  3. Double click the MXP file to install the commands.
  4. To install the custom keyboard shortcuts, copy the XML files to:

    /Users/you/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fireworks CSX/yourlanguage/Keyboard Shortcuts/

  5. Change the keyboard shortcuts in Fireworks in the “Fireworks » Keyboard Shortcuts…” menu, and pick one of the ‘+ Extras’ sets. If you are using Mac OSX, make sure the Ctrl + Arrow keys are not being used by Mission Control by unchecking them in System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts.

  6. Restart Fireworks
  7. Enjoy!

27 Responses to Installation

  1. Wayne says:


    I get the following message when trying to install the extension. I have no programs running. Have you seen this before? The file in question doesn’t exist inside the directory.

    The file ‘C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS3\Configuration\Commands\bs.js’ is being used by Fireworks CS3. Please close Fireworks CS3 and try again.

    Cheers, Wayne

    • Ale Muñoz says:

      I think that has to do with the fact that Extension Manager has to be run as Administrator in Windows for it to work properly.

      What Windows version are you running?

  2. Jonas says:

    What is the difference between the keyboard shortcuts?

  3. How does the Slices as CSS Sprite work?

  4. Therese says:

    After the installation I cant seem to find the Fireworks CSX, Its not there, where is it?

    • Ale Muñoz says:

      Sorry, it looks like I didn’t make that step very clear…

      “Fireworks CSX” means “Fireworks CS3″, “Fireworks CS4″ or “Fireworks CS5″, depending on the version you’re using.

  5. Thomas says:

    For Windows 7 it will be the following path:

    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Fireworks CSX\LANGUAGE\Keyboard Shortcuts

    Where CSX will be your version number like for actual 5.1 in german language and user Thomas it would look like e.g.:

    C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Fireworks CS5.1\German\Keyboard Shortcuts

    Hope this helps!

  6. Andrew Skotzko says:

    After installing, when I run the ‘Fill Color’ command by clicking through the menu, it works. However, once I assign a keyboard shortcut to that command, the program freezes (get a never-ending Mac beachball spinner) and a little window saying “Script: Fill Color.jsf”. Any idea what could be causing the script to hang?

    • Ale Muñoz says:

      Not really, but we’ll try to fix it together :)

      The bug with the ‘Script: …’ window is actually not fixable by me (though I hear Adobe is doing something about it) but we can maybe find a workaround that won’t trigger it. Please let me know your Fireworks & OSX versions, computer configuration, and any other extension you may have installed that could be conflicting with Orange Commands.

  7. Andrew Skotzko says:

    Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 Fireworks CS5, version 8 GB ram 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    List of Fireworks extensions from Adobe extension manager:

    -Add arrowheads -Add picture frame -Add shadow -Adjustments panel -Align panel -ALT Text Commands -Convert color commands -Create shared palette -Data-driven graphics wizard -Adobe AIR extension for Fireworks -Layers commands -Reset warnings dialog -Resize selected objects -Twist and fade -Orange commands

    • Ale Muñoz says:

      It’s funny. I’ve never had that bug happen with the ‘Fill Color’ command, and just this afternoon I’ve suffered it two times…

      I’ll do my best to pinpoint the error and try to fix it.

  8. Alpesh says:

    Not working, I am using Fireworks CS5 and its while installing it shows that ” This Extension requires the following products such as Fireworks CS3 or greater” How funny…!

    • Ale Muñoz says:

      I agree that’s a weird bug :)

      There’s two possible causes:

      • .mxp file is opening with Extension Manager CS5.5 and you have Fireworks CS5

      • sometimes, Extension Manager “forgets” you have Fireworks installed

      There’s just one way (that I know of) to fix this: open Fireworks, and choose “Manage Extensions” from the Help menu. This will open the correct EM version, and you can just click the ‘Install’ button from there.

      Hope it helps!

  9. elia says:

    Hi. I”m getting an error ” this commands requiers bs.js library. Get it at

    Pls advise.

  10. elia says:

    i use OSX 1.8.1 with FW CS6. Thank you

  11. Bailey says:

    I’m using CS6 on Mac, and there is no language folder within the Fireworks folder.

    • Ale Muñoz says:

      The language folder should be on ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fireworks CS6

      If it’s not there, I think you can create it. Depending on your installation language, it should be named ‘en’, ‘enUS’, ‘enUK’ (assuming you have installed the english version).

  12. Brad says:

    When attempting to uninstall Orange Commands v1.7.1 by running Extension Manager as an Administrator, I’m getting the following error: The directory ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS6\Configuration\Commands\Align\Center on Canvas – Both.jsf’ is busy. Please close the application which is using this directory and try again.

    No other Adobe programs are running. I opened Task Manager and shut down any processes labeled as Adobe or Creative Suite. I even deleted the directory named above, but when I again tried to uninstall, it just listed the next folder in the same directory as being in use (and when I deleted THAT folder, it listed the NEXT folder, etc.)

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Adobe Creative Suite CS6

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful extension and I thank you for creating it.


    • Ale Muñoz says:

      That’s weird, indeed.

      Will try to replicate it and see if I can fix it. Meanwhile, feel free to delete the files/folders manually if you need to uninstall. There’s no harm in doing it, and the extension doesn’t install any file outside the “Commands” folder.

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