Before when I would pre-compose, it would leave me in the same composition but still open another window without it immediately bringing me there.
the behavior is exactly the same as previous versions. if you have the checkbox checked for "open new composition", it will create the pre-comp and open it at the same time
if not, it will only create the pre-comp. if you want to go inside you click on it twice in the timeline panel - all of this is the default behavior.
if you are experiencing anything different please share a few screenshots step by step so we can see where is the issue.
it didn't do that before :/
Ok please show us the old step by srep vs the new so we can see how it's different. Share screenshots so we can see exactly what you are doing and how does it look. What version is the old btw? If it's cs6 and above, you can use it alongside you other versions through the CC App. You can re-install if you uninstalled it.
Did you solve this issue yet?