when I start a new project the code blocks show where the components should be. any ideas on a solution?
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Hello Tyler - that sounds bad. Can you take a screenshot to show us?
I would also like to see a screenshot of some kind. App Inventor always opens the design first so it's not clear to me what code path could even trigger showing the blocks code first before the designer.