While tuning, hitting CW key will drop transmitter but radio stays at tune power

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I got the rig in an odd mode the other day.  I was in CW mode but only had a few watts output no matter where I put the RF Power slider.  I discovered the Tune Pwr slider would control the power.  Then I noticed the Tune button was still blue.  Well, today I discovered how I got into that mode.  I was in CW mode, clicked the Tune button to tune up the external antenna tuner and I bumped the paddle and the TX dropped.  The rig would transmit but at Tune Pwr setting. The Tune button stays blue.  I clicked the Tune button and all went back to normal. 

Is this normal operation?  I could not find this "feature" in the SW users manual   I am using 1.9.7 version of SmartSDR. 
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Official Response
It is not normal operation.  This behavior has been entered into our bug tracker as issue #4166.