Welcome aboard, your first experience could be better though … I’m not a Mac user (Windows and Linux) but here are some things to try. Does the search window in parts (which is usually the first icon) not appear, or is it there but doesn’t work? If it isn’t there then scroll to the bottom fo the window, as sometimes it gets put at the very bottom and thus isn’t visible on the default screen (we did a week or so of trouble shooting a couple of years ago before the user found this one, at which point we all felt foolish .) If that isn’t it, the problem is likely file permissions and/or antivirus not letting Fritzing write to the user directories (where it writes the search bin.) So the next suggestion is to disable antivirus for a bit and then see if search works. If it manages to write once my sense is that then AV lets it write and decides that is allowed (but YMMV!) If none of this works then we can try clearing the user directories and/or looking at the file permissions on the search bin.