Vers.0.9.10 I Do not see the window Parts

I am not able to see the window where the parts are (on the right side) I see on the window menu that the Part is checked but it is not there on the display.

There appears to be something wrong in your system. I read your message as saying the parts section is checked in the Windows menu like this:

(which correctly displays the parts on 0.9.10 under Win10 for me) but the parts aren’t showing up like this:

(here the parts section is not checked and parts don’t appear) both of these displays are from 0.9.10 on Win10. The only other thing I can suggest is clearing the user directories in case 1.0.0 did something to something in the user directories. The instructions (and warnings!) are here

There are two user directories (with your parts and the parts database) which don’t get touched during an install (to not affect your sketches 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 recreate them, or you can move them aside by renaming them if you want to keep something in them.





The user directories do not get changed during an install so if they get corrupted even a reinstallation will not fix them. Corruption is much rarer than it used to be under version 0.9.3b so this hasn’t been used very much for the last few years but is still sometimes needed.


Memory says that is a dockable window, so if it it is checked as being shown but cannot by seen, perhaps it is under another window, or dragged to the edge of (almost off of) the screen.

Good thought! It is indeed undockable

and can be moved off screen. I don’t off hand know how to make it dockable again though (but I expect clearing the user directories would clear it back to being docked!) Looks like dragging it back to its original location redocks it.


Thank you very much, I will try your both solutions.

My guess would be the Fritzing.conf file (config/Fritzing/Fritzing.conf. That has some geometry and state entries that might hold docked/undocked and coordinate information. ByteArray, so not readable. I did not feel like playing around with backups, but deleting the file (moving it to a backup version) might reset things.