when i run it it opens then just stops responding
On which operating system, and is this your first installation or was Fritzing running previously? The likely problem is that you interrupted Fritzing when it was updating the parts repository (it appears to hang, but is actually accessing github). If that is the case you need to clear the user directories (noting this will erase all your sketches if you have any):
There are two user directories (with your parts and the parts database) which don’t get touched during an install (to not affect your sketchs during upgrades). On Windows they are in
c:\users\username\AppData\Fritzing\roaming\Fritzing (which is a hidden directory so you need to enable hidden directories in explorer) and
c:\Users\username\My Documents\Fritzing (where username is your windows id)
If you don’t have any parts or sketches you want to keep you can just delete those two directories and Fritzing will receate them, or you can move them aside by renaming them if you wan to keep something in them.
Im running Windows so I’ll give it a try
Edit: this is the first time using
Once you clear the user directories and start Fritzing again, be patient. Although it seems to hang, it is actually downloading new parts from github and will eventually ask you if you want to upgrade. Interrupting this process causes problems.