Time Machine Cannot Select File

I can open Time Machine but am unable to select a file.  When I try to select a file, the software assumes I am trying to go back a day and shows me the next day.  Someone suggested I try to type in the search box the file I am looking for.  The Time Machine window doesn't open large enough to display the search box.  I am using OSX Yosemite.
nsitedesignsAsked:
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strungCommented:
Do you have Finder open to the folder that has the file you want before going into Time Machine?

Are you going into Time Machine by dragging down the Time Machine icon in the menubar to "Enter Time Machine"?

Can you post a screenshot?
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
Yes, I was in the folder that had the file before going to TM.
I open TM by clicking on it in the top menu bar and then clicking Enter Time Machine.

I can take a screen shot but it will only show the panels of the days so it really would not be helpful.

p.s.  I did notice though that now I see a red bar when I scroll up and down the date structure on the right. Before, I didn't think it was in red.
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strungCommented:
The red bar tells you what date you are looking at.

You should be able to click on the file you want to restore and then click on the Restore button.
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
I understand the colored bar tells me what date I am on.  What seemed different is that it was red.  I thought it used to be another color.  I have used this software before so I kinda know what I am doing.  I just can't click on a file because when I do, it "spins" to another date.  That is the issue.
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strungCommented:
Weird. I have no idea what would be causing that.
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strungCommented:
I wonder if that means that that particular file was not included in the backup that particular day:

http://pondini.org/TM/15A.html  (It is worth reading this entire link)

The above link also suggests that if an item is highlighted in one day's window, it will stay highlighted when you switch days. So if you can highlight the file in question in one day, try changing the date using the timeline on the right as see if it is still highlighted on the day you want. If it is, the just press Restore.
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
I cannot click on ANY file at all on any day.
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strungCommented:
Are you by any chance using dual monitors? This link ( https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5578717?tstart=0 ) states:

Clicking on a file does not select it. Since no file is selected, "Restore" is greyed out.

I've been having this problem too, but think I have found a solution.. It seems to be a bug with Mavericks and its support for dual displays.
 
When entering Time Machine my Finder windows were on my 2nd display but the Star Wars screen of TM always opens on the primary screen. If however I move the Finder onto the primary screen and then enter Time Machine I am able to slect things within the Time Machine display as I should be able to.
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strungCommented:
Another posts suggests unplugging the second monitor.
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
Yup - dual screens was the problem.  I moved finder to left screen and clicked on the time machine  on left screen.  Worked like a charm!  thanks!
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