Thanks for the suggestion. I do code in the text mode, and not the visual. Here is the code exactly as I have on the page: (just to make sure, I’ve copied the code into a text editor, and re-typed the single quotes.)
[connections show_empty_categories='false' image='logo' image_fallback='none' initial_results='false' show_alphaindex='true' repeat_alphaindex='false' force_home='true' exclude_category='1']
I’m still getting the uncategorized in the drop down list.