It's not pack behavior: it's time you each ignore the other!
The new layout obliges me to write and finish my draft off-line, because the "save" button is hidden in the "publish" drop-down menu which covers up my toolbar,
I don't understand how the publish menu is covering a toolbar? In both Safari and Firefox, it's on the right, level with the post title. When the Publish Module is open, "Save" and "Preview" are easily accessible right on top. I'm wondering if this is an issue with Explorer?
There have been problems with Windows Live Writer, and some of the Mac versions of off-line software. Posters should contact the support related to the authors/companies of that software.