Photoshop CC 19: Actions still recording after we save & close the image?!?

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Howdy!

I'm testing Photoshop (CC19), and I can't get around this.

I'm recording an action to batch retouch images in photoshop cc19. Retouches are done, last two steps, I record it to save the file (control-S), and close the file (control-W).
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and the Action is still being recorded in the background.
Closing the file didn't stop macro recording.
But Photoshop has closed the Actions window, so I need to re-open it (alt-F9) and manually click the square "stop" icon.

After all, it works, I reckon.

However, it feels wrong in my eyes. Either Photoshop ought to stop recording once the file is closed, or the Actions window should stay open so that we know it's still recording.

At this point, I wonder if this is a bug or (more likely) I'm doing something wrong, here.

Should I just deal with it, and accept that it's the norm?

Thanks if someone can tell :)
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It's not bug. It's a feature.
Because you can with actions open document pick layer, put it inside another document, close that document ect. Otherwise action would be more limiting if they would work with single document only.
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Duly noted, thank you Jaroslav.

Wouldn't there be a way to at least keep the Actions window open, at least?
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Try right click on panel tab and (un)check "auto collapse iconic panels" or same option should be somewhere in Photoshop preferences.
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I tried both checking and unchecking auto-show and auto-collapse iconic panels, to no change.

I'll just have to keep that in mind, I guess. And, who knows, maybe one day Photoshop will have that update.

Thank you for your answers, Jaroslav :)