A way to totally lock a slice(s)/ cw skimmer interaction

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While chasing K1N for a week I had an incident(or more) which needless to say I was rather embarrassed.

I was using 2 slices and had both padlocked, one on his Xmt freq (A) so I could listen to him, the other (B) within the pile up. TX set for B. This in conjunction with CW Skimmer to aid my copy and watch the run. Using CWX on the 6500.

Called a few times, transmitted fine within the pileup. I then clicked on CW Skimmer to make a minor change in the pileup position, then called him again and much to my dismay I was transmitting on his frequency!

So, when I change my focus to cw skimmer and come back to SSDR the TX has changed to the A slice position and also the yellow focus line has moved to A, thus I am back to his frequency. This will not change back to B if I go to cw skimmer and make a band position selection, only when I am set correctly for proper split. A  RX and B TX.
Not sure if this should be addressed to Flex or to CW Skimmer, but I will start here.
Hopefully its neither's fault and I am doing something wrong.

Rig is Flex 6500 with the 1.3 software.

Thanks for any help/suggestions,

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In the setup menu of SDR-bridge, there is a click-box option under Skimmer>Desktop "Activate TX on click-tune." Turn that off and skimmer won't change which slice is active for transmit without your knowledge.