Batch rename is the Adobe Bridge tool I use with every image I have. I've just added it to a laptop for use on a vacation trip, and the renaming tool is severely crippled. Only categories of text appear. The many useful other naming categories—date, time, number, etc.—will not appear. What has Adobe done to cripple its wonderful, highly usefukl program?
Can you post a screenshot illustrating your problem?
It sounds like you're on a PC, and there IS a bad bug with Bridge on PCs with dropdown menus. They don't work (mostly)
There are two options:
1) revert to a previous version
2) use the arrow keys to navigate through the dropdown menu options.
Neither is a good option, but until this gets fixed, it's all you have. I wish I had more to offer.