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Search field is not working #3270
You folks may be interested in the discussion on this issue going on in the fritzing forums at
I so far can't recreate the problem on either Win7 or Win10, but believe the problem lies in the user directories that Fritzing creates, although deleting them has been reported to not work for at least
If you don't see the search box field at all, scroll down in the parts bins. At least once (and for one person that we tried everything else before remembering to suggest this) I have seen the search bin at the bottom of the list of bins rather than the top as is usual. If it is just below the scroll window you can drag it up to the top where it normally is.
I too had the same problem on Windows 10, with the search icon not appearing in the parts bin from a fresh extraction. I have only started to use Fritzing for the first time in the last few days and was really stuck without this feature, so....
This morning, I tracked it down to my anti-virus software (in my case BitDefender) silently blocking writes to:
I found a message in the event log for the AV, so 'allowed' / granted the program access to write to these sorts of protected areas including the AppData area for profiles and all is functioning. I have a search button - yeah.
Also, due to the updating of a fresh installation, I have found it best NOT to have Fritzing installed on a network share, it takes forever to start up the first time and killing the process before this update completes, is not good either.
Hope this helps others and may explain why it has been difficult for some to pinpoint.