It's that wonderful time of the year again, where I scrupulously comb over my After Effects layouts culling any dead weight in terms of unnecessary plugins or panels that can be more efficiently organized or removed entirely. After creating, what I felt, was a beautiful layout for expressions, I hit a bit of a snag. Whenever I go to create a text layer, it automatically opens the "Character" and "Paragraph" Panels. While that is convenient, it completely distorts my layout.
Before there used to be a little checkbox in the top right of the screen - I believe on the tools - but now I can't find it. It's even referenced on this article Formatting paragraphs and the Paragraph panel saying "Note: To open the Character and Paragraph panels automatically when a type tool is active, select Auto-Open Panels in the Tools panel."
I don't know if this is outdated, or if I'm just not seeing it, but could someone direct me to a way of disabling this feature?