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Tools menu often disappears as soon as it is drawn in Sculpt mode
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System Information
Operating system: Darwin-20.2.0-x86_64-i386-64bit 64 Bits
Graphics card: AMD Radeon Pro 555X OpenGL Engine ATI Technologies Inc. 4.1 ATI-4.2.13

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.93.0 Alpha, branch: master, commit date: 2021-01-15 15:35, hash: rBc4286ddb095d
Worked: Unsure

Short description of error
When in Sculpt Mode bringing up the Tools menu using Spacebar (or Shift-Spacebar) frequently shows the menu briefly and then it disappears selecting the brush under the cursor. Summoning the menu again always works after the initial failure.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
It is difficult to definitely describe when this goes wrong but here is what I have noticed so far. It always fails right after entering Sculpt mode. E.g.

  1. Enter Object mode
  2. Enter Sculpt mode
  3. Use Spacebar or Shift-Spacebar (according to your settings) to try to bring up the tools menu.
  4. Observe that the menu displays and instantly disappears selecting whatever brush was under the cursor.
  5. Use Spacebar or Shift-Spacebar again to summon the menu.
  6. Observe that the menu works properly

Frequently the problem occurs again right after completing some sculpting activities but not always. It usually happens with the "blue" brushes (e.g. Draw, Draw Sharp, Clay, Claiy Strips, Clay Thumb, Layer, Inflate, Blob). The problem seems to only manifest when trying the bring up the Tools menu while the cursor is still over the geometry being sculpted. If the cursor is over the background I do not observe the problem:

  1. Enter Sculpt mode
  2. Choose the Draw brush
  3. Do some sculpting
  4. Keep the cursor over the geometry being sculpted
  5. Use Spacebar or Shift-Spacebar to try to bring up the Tools menu
  6. Frequently observe that them menu displaces and instantly disappears
  7. Use Spacebar or Shift-Spacebar again to summon the menu.
  8. Observe that the menu works properly
  9. Do some more sculpting
  10. Move the cursor away from the geometry being sculpted and over the background
  11. Use Spacebar or Shift-Spacebar to try to bring up the Tools menu
  12. Observe that the menu works properly