Layers panel closes

I like to have my Layers Dialog box/panel docked on the right side with autohide turned on, it stays there between sessions until I dock any other panel to the left side, then when I come into a drawing the layers panel is closed. This only happens when the shell itself is also closed. How can this be fixed? It does it in v11.1 even with the brand new build. Thanks
33+ years using Autocad, wanting to fully learn iCad and share my knowledge of applicable crossover info from Acad.