Anyone experience this issue at all?
Have you tried using the keyboard shortcut to turn layer controls back on? I've not seen this at all but I use Ctrl/Cmnd + Shift + H all the time to cycle layer controls on and off.
Yeah I'm familiar with the shortcut as of a few days ago, although it's still strange that they randomly turn off... I shouldn't have to re-enable them every time I'm flipping through comps..
A comp will remember the last setting. The comp settings should not change unless you take some action. Is AE up to date? What about your OS? I am running AE 2015.0.1 build 184.108.40.206 with no problems on OS X 10.11.1
That's the thing.. It is changing without action! Hah. I'll have layer controls on in a comp, will navigate to another, come back to that same one and they'll be off. It's so strange.
I'm on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and AE 220.127.116.11 on my work machine.
I'm having the same problem as you. I know this is an old thread, but did you work out what was causing the layer controls checkbox to untick?
Any resolution much appreciated,