There is no difference between TMG7 and TMG8 in regard to the screens that you describe.
In addition, I do not see what you describe. When I select a person on the PE and then change from the Person view to the Family or Tree views, the person selected in the PE is the focus person on the Family and Tree views.
It has always been the case that the person selected on the Family or Tree views will be the focus person when you change to the Person view.
Bottom line... I can't replicate what you describe as far as I understand it.
Wow. I didn't expect that. Here are my settings and steps:
1. Project Explorer sort set to "Surname, Given Name, Birth Date." "Link Project Explorer to other windows" is checked; nothing else on that right-click menu is selected.
2. Details view open, person tag selected
3. One click on the name of any person in the PE who has two parents. The person appears in the person view.
4. Without intervening clicks, click on the "Tree" tab.
Voila! -- or at least I hope so, because if you are still getting the original focus person then there may be some deep damnation in my data. I can do this again and again.
Edited by Robert Jacobs, 28 December 2011 - 07:58 AM.