combined stereo panner /wrong TAB behaviour/

till cubase 5, combined stereo panner works very handy:

  1. right click on panner, select “combined stereo panner”
  2. click on left panorama setting, change it
  3. PRESS TAB - panorama setting changes to right side
  4. you can change right panorama setting

since cubase 6, there is a strange and frustrating behaviour.
i mean when i press TAB, my cursor don’t go to right panorama setting.
it selects transport time! please see attached pic.

is it possible to return TAB functionality?
thank you!
cubase tab.jpg