Loading the two tools into the dock is even described in the manual, and also normal.
Developer here, this is poor user experience, especially for Fireface USB Settings. I mean, how often are people changing the sample rate to their DSP box?
A more common user experience would be when the user "opens" the application the GUI pops to the front. If the user wants the application to show at startup, there's an option for "show at startup"--with that exact terminology. Otherwise, the application just remains a tray icon. For RME software, because of where it's used, I imagine opt-out would be more appreciated but you'd need user case studies to know for sure
So the windows just appear for a blink and are gone again. That is fully normal and intended.
Well, one, I have to cmd+tab two extra times to cycle my windows when I'm not using TotalMix (I only open TotalMix when changing inputs or routing.. which is like 3-4 times a week. Everything else is ITB) and I use Fireface USB Settings... never.
It's robbing me of brain power. A little, sure. But imagine if every application did that. Allowing the user to pick which applications are open vs running in the background is just a good citizen thing to do
And two, I'm not OP but my windows don't just blink (I'd find that annoying tbh), mine DO stay open.
I actually found this thread because I just created a second user on my studio machine for work... because sometimes I like to hang out in the studio and listen to music in a treated room while I do my job
Now every time I switch between the work account and my main/music account, the Fireface USB Settings pops up. I switch fairly often... lunch break, if I need to send an email.... When I was copying my preferences over and I was switching back and forth often that thing was testing my patience
I'm on 10.14.6, v128, driver 3.20
I did find a workaround...
Edit the application's `Info.plist` In finder, go to Applications, go to the app, right-click, view contents, then it's in the Contents file
go to the end of the file, and just before the
It won't show in the Dock or in the cmd+tab menu... so every time you want to get back to it you have to move your windows, do exposé, or find it in Launcher
For as often as I use those two, this is a workaround I can live with. But it's hard to agree with the design decision
If RME cares to fix the bug with it popping up on user switching I'd be happy to provide further information/testing/whatever