Component Pop Up

when i hit the component icon the component pop up does not pop up

It is not entirely clear which icon you are thinking of? There is a Make Component icon and Dynamic Components related icons… or maybe some Extensions you use?
It is possible that the “popup” in question is off-screen. Have you had a second monitor attached to your computer recently?

Can you please elaborate! (screenshot, more details)

it is the Make Component icon and Make Component on the pull down. I do have a second monitor and I checked that. I made sure i had nothing else up on either screens.

I can Make Groups but not Components

Try to follow this guide exactly directly after clicked on the Make Component icon

  1. Hold down the ALT key. Hit SPACEBAR.
  2. Release ALT key
  3. Hit M (Move).
  4. Hit one of arrow keys
  5. Move your mouse around (without pressing any mouse key) until you see the missing window.
  6. Press left mouse button on the desired place

(Note: assuming you have English windows otherwise you may need to replace “M” with a localized letter, e.g. “L” in French)