Sounds like a tab switch doesn't trigger a screen refresh. Or maybe just a partial one for the tab panel?
Add a triggered Refresh?
Scripted it instead of just going to object. Added a refresh at the end and that took care of that. Now only the hover doesn't work. It only wants to hover on the one that doesn't have conditional formatting active on. I assume this is an FM functionality, not a glitch. Still sad.
Thanks for your help.