Filter not applying until i click it again and adds on the same layer


Sorry if this has been asked but I have Nik 4 on my 2021 MBP in Photoshop 22. When I use a filter like color efex pro and hit “ok” after selecting my filter, the filter doesnt apply until i go back into filter and select “color efex pro” which is now at the top of the menu. and then the filter applies but it applies it on the existing layer instead of a new layer.

it used to be once i hit ok, the filter would apply as a new layer and i could adjust the opacity of the filter layer.

can’t figure out if i did something wrong or messed with the settings. any ideas? thanks in advance!