Guys I have a rather odd situation that I'm getting in AE 2022 - across all projects:
When I add an effect to a layer the ‘effects controls’ panel no longer auto-opens. The effect is applied and I can open the effects control panel manually via the windows menu or shortcut and all is as expected – it’s just that the panel doesn’t auto open when an effect is applied. The project panel just remains in focus.
Thanks Jake - but sadly not. It's actually my posting that started that Creative Cow thread, but I didn't find an answer - hence my later post here. Clearly this is an edge case as it seems I'm the 'only one' with this issue.