I have a list page to which I need to add an additional webpart (in this case, a more powerful filter). However, the ribbon doesn't appear because the listview does not have focus.
This is easily overcome simply by clicking it, but I have an even bigger related issue. When you select items in the list, and then click somewhere else (including inside of a dialog box!), the listview loses focus again and the selected items get unselected. This is a major problem because my dialog box needs to know what items were selected. Does anyone know if there's any way to prevent this?