I had the same question and just found this tidbit from the GP 5.2 release notes:
"(GlobalProtect app 5.2.9 and later releases) To enable an improved authentication experience, you can now configure the GlobalProtect app to continue to display the status panel while the end user is entering their credentials when logging in or cancels the request. By default, the Allow GlobalProtect UI to Persist for User Input setting is disabled. The end user must click outside the status panel to minimize it manually when entering their credentials.
Available with Content Release Version 8450-6909 or later."
I'm not running into this same question. Found the same tidbit as Mprintz but I feel like it's not explained well. Or maybe I can't comprehend it well enough. From my experience Global Protect has always displayed the "status panel" when entering credentials. Maybe I don't understand what the "status panel" is?
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