I have a 2017 MBP. For the past couple of years, I've had a position that's provided me with a laptop, so my personal MBP isn't used much.
Over those years I've kept it updated periodically, but today I needed to get back on my old machine and open an old, secure note in Keychain Access.
The problem is that when I open the application... nothing happens. Well, it does open Keychain, and I see it in my dock bar. If I click on it's icon, I can see the menu at the top of my screen, but there is no window. When I right-click on the icon and go to "Show All Windows", there's nothing there.
What's happened to Keychain Access, and why can't I bring up the UI? Please note, I've also hunt-and-pecked the menu structure and I could see that I could create a new secure note but I can't open one. In fact, I did create a new one as a test, and after saving it, the UI never popped up. How can I get my Keychain Access back? Thank you.
Oh, and I'm using MacOS Big Sur (11.5.2 (20G95))
EDIT - Additional Information
One more piece of information that might be noteworthy is I have never setup iCloud for my Apple account, and I do not intend too. I do have an Apple account, and I use it to connect to the App Store on my MBP, but I'm not interested in syncing my data with Apple's data plan. I know it's quite useful for backing up personal settings and preferences, but as for the past many years, I've not needed it or wanted to give Apple that data.
I mention this because has something changed in the past 4 years where my data is now hidden/locked out and is tied to my Apple ID, rather than my login to my laptop? Is that fact that I'm not connected to iCloud preventing me from viewing my secured notes? If the answer is yes, is there any way around this, without cutting on iCloud?