You are right in respect to the shade operating w/o ignition on. Relative to the jacks, they are designed to retract when the ignition is put on, whether or not the system was turned off when the engine was turned off. It's the Mfg's way of a safety feature.
Me, Mrs., and Maggie
2015 Precept 31 UL
2015 Equinox, Blue Ox Avanta LX