Problems with Gmod??? HELP

ok after a year an so many odd months i have been able to get back on to Gmod because of a new HP computer
no lag what so ever on multiplayer BTW but it seems that when i was gone ther were a few updates like PHX being uploaded to the game and such but here is my Question beneath the rambling XD
did they update the game to not have the hl weapons on there normal 12345 buttons or is my gmod in someway “Defective” because i have had a time right when i started playing gmod back in 07 that i didnt have the vehicle and entity tabs for some odd reason
so if anyone could explain it would be very helpful

Nope it’s a setting just find the “start with weapons” and you are set

TY very much