Vst plug-in window always comes to front

In the application Preferences, I have “Open VST plug-in windows when opening projects” OFF, but the ARIA Player always comes to the front when I open a new project.

Is this expected?

If you have saved the project with the plug-in window open, yes. Try closing the plug-in window and saving the project again, then reopening it.

Bingo. Thanks, Daniel.