control window does not remember configuration

i have placed the meters in the control window looking like this:
ctrl window as saved.jpg
i saved the configuration also as default. when i close and re-open the control window it looks different, like this:
CtrlWindow recalled.jpg
i have to then recall the saved config to get it to look like the first image again. this happens everytime i open WL8.

there is something faulty about how WL8 stores and recalls the window layouts.