Tool Pallettes not fully functional when not docked?

I am a noob to intellicad by have decades on that other program.

When I have the tool pallette floating in the work space and not docked to one side or the other, the command line requires me to pick in the text box at the bottom of the screen to put information in such as the offset distance. Otherwise, no response is seen when I input normal data such as the offset distance. Also, the command line seems to only sometimes show the picked command, such as rotate or offset.

When the tool pallettes entity is parked on either side of the screen, this problem does not exist, and input works as expected.

Is there a setting to fix this, or is it a known "feature", or is there some background install issue such as the C++ libraries that is not correct.

Any help is appreciated.

thank you