I'll be working in a space, and then something starts bouncing in the dock (like Mail), so I switch to that space, and I see a dialog for a split second, but then it disappears. I try moving the main window, to see if the dialog went behind it or something, but it isn't there. While I can move the main window, I cannot interact with it because the dialog is modal. If I switch to a different space then I see the dialog again for just a split second.
Eventually if I switch spaces enough times the dialog will stop disappearing. I haven't found any pattern that works reliably. Another solution is to disable spaces, close the dialog, and then enable spaces and move everything back to the correct windows again.
It is rather annoying. It happens with multiple applications too. I've tried selecting the application by clicking on it in the dock, or switching to the space, and I get the same behavior.
The question is: Is there an easy way to get to the dialog box, or to keep spaces from doing this? Thanks!