ALL panels close- WHY?

I’ve been your software for a couple of years intermittently.
The best part of your interface was to have all the controls to the right of the pictures.
Now, it seems I must open your control panel every time I want to make any changes…terrible idea.
If I wanted or thought a fully enabled AI program was perfect for every photo I have, I’d be an idiot.
Unimpressed is not a strong enough word!!!
This upgrade has not been an improvement. So disappointed, I removed the option to have any of my files go to you.