Everytime I click on insert symbol now, the same symbol appears that i last used, i don't even get the dialog box to choose a different symbol. I also lost the components tab on my documents palatte.No clue what happened...Any suggestions?
For your second problem go to the view tab (see figure).
From here you can toggle the which tabs you need for your document zone area.
For your first problem see below:
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