Operating system: Windows, Linux
Graphics card: GTX 960, GTX 1080
Short description of error
Workspace tool panels with their context set to '.objectmode' disappear from the top bar and the Properties Editor after switching an arbitrary area to any of the node-based editors, regardless of there being a 3D Viewport left in Object Mode.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
- Switch an arbitrary area in the UI to either the Compositing, Shader or Texture Node editor.
- Blender and the Curse of the Disappeared Workspace Tools.
- Simply returning to the 3D View brings the tools back. If another area is still set to 3D View, switching from and to Object Mode there brings them back as well. Simply 'reminding' Blender of something being in Object Mode seems to be the sole remedy for now.