Photoshop CS6: Merge to HDR Pro Widgets Becoming Disabled

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Product: Photoshop CS6 (64 bit) - Merge to HDR Pro (Has all updates as of this posting).
System: Windows 7

Steps to reproduce:
1) Open bracketed images via "Merge to HDR Pro" (From mini-bridge or the File->Automate menu).
2) Click inside a text field.
3) Either:
(a) Press tab to move to the next text field, or
(b) Click another widget.
4) Switch to another window
5) Switch back to Photoshop / Merge to HDR Pro.

What happens:
Many widgets become disabled and will not re-enable, including the Cancel and OK buttons, as well as the Curve controls. The exact set of affected widgets varies by which was the last widget selected, with all widgets visually/logically before the selected widget being enabled, and all widgets after disabled.

The exact widgets used for the tabbing/clicking sequence do not matter, except that the first widget in the sequence needs to be a text field. The sequence does not need to be the first thing done; you can move other sliders and adjust curves first.

The Merge to HDR Pro dialog also exhibits a peculiar flashing behavior when switching away from it. It also seems to exhibit a more subtle oddness to its behavior (a pause to long, and a brief flicker) when the switch from a text field is made.

The program has to be closed from Windows Task Manager and reopened to get back to a usable state.
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Matthew Wirth

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