The search doesn't work as you describe. If I key in, say, M13, NOTHING happens. Absolutely nothing. Zip, zilch, nada, rien, Nullte.
Before you type "M13", do you have a list of objects in the upper part of the screen?
But I tell you what I did discover, and it's apparently an "undocumented feature" of your program: if I press the right part of the "5-way navigator," then the list narrows to M13.
It's supposed to do it as you type without any need to press the right key. I'll have to see why you're having this problem. Which device do you have, and what input method are you using? (Are you using Graffiti 2, or are you popping up an on-screen keyboard?)
WRT the Moon: The graphical display is nice, and it's certainly improved in 3.1 over the display in 3.0. The earlier version of the program provided no clue as to which of two or three consecutive days was indeed full Moon, but the percentages help with that. I think it's odd that black indicates the lit part of the Moon.
It's actually gray. It looks better in night mode. :-)
Pressing the clock symbol does *not* restore the sky view to the current view from my latitude and time. In fact, the sky display, which may or may not change when I hit the "clock" seems rather random. I don't see any logic to the sky that's presented. It's "current" in that the planets and Sun are in their correct places relative to each other, but the sky as a whole is unrelated to my time or location.
You're the second user to comment on this. I was really confused, because I couldn't understand what you or the other user was asking for in terms of getting the sky to match the view at your time and location, since of course what the sky looks like at your time and location depends on the direction you're looking.
I think the issue was this: Both you and the other user, I bet, have AstroInfo set to show objects that are below the horizon. That makes the display confusing. I suggest you use the sky options to hide objects that are below the horizon, or fade them. Then it'll all be much more straightforward. You can then simply zoom out (page down, I think), and rotate to the zenith (drag down in alt/az mode).