One of the latest updates enabled the game to remember which tab of the info panel you were on when switching between multiple items (i.e. if I select the Errands tab of a storage bin and then click on a farm plot, the info panel will stay on the Errands tab).
This behaviour does not work when you are currently in an overlay. It will always default to the Status tab whenever you click on something else.
Go into an overlay. Click on anything in the game. Select a tab other than Status. Click on any other thing in the game. Tab defaults back to Status.