Where is the Gradient tool color palette?

I must be crazy, but what magical incantation do I need to do to make the gradient color palette appear? Tutorials say “just click the gradient tool and select the colors in the palette that appears” but it’s not appearing for me.

Using version Version 7.1.4b1 (16067) on M1 Mac Studio, OS 12.3.1.

Well that’s not supposed to happen. Does quitting Acorn and restarting it help at all?

And what if you quit with the text tool selected first, and then click on the gradient tool after you’ve opened it? I’m not sure what would cause it not to show up, but hopefully we’ll figure it out.