categories not showing in sidebar

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Hi, I did try to search for related threads, but many of those are now closed or slightly different.

In 1Password Mac desktop, 8.9.13, my sidebar looks like below with no ability to view the Categories. However if I use the top search bar to search for say 'credit', then click on the Credit Cards option -- then I do see a single entry Categories show up in the sidebar with the Credit Cards category. No other categories are visible. As soon as I go to any other type of item or All Items, then the Category entry in the sidebar once again disappears.

Thanks, William Croft

1Password Version: 8.9.13
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: 10.5.17 Catalina
Browser:_ Not Provided


  • Hi @wjcroft

    You can turn on Categories in the sidebar by following these steps:

    1. Open and unlock 1Password.
    2. Click the 1Password menu (next to the  Apple menu) > Settings...
    3. On the Appearance tab, turn on Categories, as shown below.


    Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any questions, or would like any further help. :)

    — Grey

  • wjcroft
    Community Member

    Grey, thanks so much.

    I definitely looked through the Settings before, but obviously missed that!


  • ag_tommy
    edited January 2023


    It can play hide and seek at times. I may have overlooked it a few (several) times myself in the beginning. 😊

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