Could you PLEASE redesign your OS conventions for big screens? Or at least afford some expert accelerators for people with big monitors?
This drives me nuts whenever I use Keynote. Most common tasks: Bullet points, type style changes, and borders on images. I just want all these fussy little panels to always be available to me. Look, I have plenty of space!
I get that you need an interface for discovering and navigating through these different options on a small screen. You know, like the small screens we had 15 years ago. But what would be way less shitty are some big-screen versions where I don't have three clicks of navigation to get to what is, for me, a common feature.
Omnigraffle, for example, overrides the OS default behavior and affords locking-open different tabs within their inspector palettes. Adobe allows you to group, ungroup, or tab different panels depending on how you work. In both of these cases, the features I need, use, and want are available with zero clicks. They're visible onscreen and I can track my mouse directly to the control I want without having to fuss around.