When the Details window does not appear, instead of switching to the Standard layout and then back, go to Window on the top menu and re-select Details. Then resave your layout.
When I did that, the Details window was completely blank aside from the database field names. I restored the content by switching to Family, then back to Person. I then resaved my layout.
And resaving the layout seems to have taken care of the issue! Thanks! However, before I did that
, I tried your other suggestions. The following results occurred while the program was still erroring out. (Who knows - you may want this data.)
You: How are you switching view to a different individual - double click on a person or rightclick on a name and 'change focus to this person' or using the Project Explorer or Picklist?
Me: I get the same result using any method to switch to a different person.
You: Does it make a difference whether you are in the Details, Tree, or Family view whether the focus changes correctly?
Me: Why, yes, it does: switching individuals works correctly while in Tree or Family. It does not work while in Person. Nice catch. (Again, this was done before
I resaved the layout per your suggestion above.)
You: Do you open TMG and your project directly or from the Welcome Window (recommended)?
Me: I tried both options and got the same result. (Now that the issue is resolved, either option gives me the Detail window.)