Going from pose to paint the paint tab does not get

selected. So you have to stop and select it. But when you go back to pose, the armature panel is auto selected.

Any chance this is going to be fixed in the future? Maybe keep whatever panel is selected, selected instead of auto changing?

Its a pain to keep clicking it. Well for me, because I have to grab the buttons panel and lower it to reach the top tabs. Poor me…

Laughing. But really it would be nice if it either just stayed with what you select or at least goes back to the paint panel when you are painting the bones.

Just hit N and the Transform Properties subwindow in the 3D view will change into the Paint Panel automatically when you switch into Weight Paint (Ctrl-Tab with mesh selected)