I have noticed that with both 7.8 and 7.9 I am running into the following issue:
When I access a workspace designated "Application Closed" that I am unable to search open resources through the "reference window" (see attached screen shot). For instance:
Action: Type "John 3 16"
Result: See screen shot...it shows it is thinking but stays that way.
Expected Result: Typically, "John 3:16" would pop up almost immediately as an available reference.
Same thing with ISBE, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (all resources opened in the "Application Closed" workspace).
When I open a "saved layout", it searches fine.