We have recently been made aware of an issue regarding the inability to start a flight through the Pause Button and/or use acrylic panel buttons on our AATD products. We are able to replicate the issue in house after a recent Windows update and are looking into the issue right now. Unfortunately we don't have a fix quite yet but we have found a workaround.
Prior to starting a flight, have a keyboard plugged into the pilot key port. Once you launch a flight, take the trackpad and click your cursor on the screen directly in front of the pilot and that will force the flight sim engine to have focus and your pause button and acrylic panel should work.
We know this is frustrating and we are doing our best to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
We don't believe this is affecting our desktop customers but please follow the instructions above if you are having a similar issue.