I get something similar when trying to select settings for my Microtouch Focuser in SGP. Happens consistently when I pick either Settings in the Focus tab of the Control Panel, or settings wrench under Equipment section of the Sequence Window. Used to think SGP had crashed, but eventually realized that this new window was lurking in the background:
Can use [Alt]-[Tab] to bring the window to the “front”.
I think this is more an issue with Microtouch driver/software than SGP.
Unfortunately, yes. It is a known issue with .NET applications and, to the extent possible, we have called into the native Win32 SDK to minimize it, but, as of now, there is no way of completely eliminating the behavior.
This is a good way to handle it… sometimes, just clicking the SGPro icon in the taskbar will show the hidden window.
And, as a note, I know we cater to a bunch of engineers so… yes, all of our child windows have proper parenting and all of them consider z-order when showing. .NET seems confused by z-order sometimes when switching back and forth between processes. You will often see this behavior in ASCOM driver windows too.