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Blender stops working when I minimize it
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System Information
OS: Windows 10
Graphics Card: R9 380 4GB
RAM: 16 GB

Blender Version
Broken: (example: 2.78a e8299c8)

Short description of error
Any time that I minimize Blender and open another window (Chrome for example), it stops working 95% of the time that I try to get back to it. I constantly need to do this actions, because I am currently enrolled in an online Blender course.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Minimize Blender and open another window like File Explorer, Chrome, Edge, etc. then try to maximize Blender again.



Event Timeline

Bastien Montagne (mont29) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.

Smells like ugly driver issue again… Please:

  • Give us your exact Blender, OS and GPU (including drivers) versions, as requested in the template!
  • Ensure both your OS and drivers are fully up-to-date (and use official GPU drivers, not those provided by windows or tablet/laptop maker).
  • Try the latest build from our buildbot.
  • Try to start Blender in factory settings (--factory-startup commandline option) (this will ensure whether this is a userpref or addon issue or not).
  • Try to tweak OGL settings in UserPreferences, System tab.
  • Try to tweak your GPU driver settings (e.g. try different values between 'performance' and 'quality' if you have such slider, etc.).
  • Attach as text file here the report generated by Help -> System Info (do not paste it directly in comment).
  • Launch Blender from the command line with -d option and attach as text file here any error printed out in the console (do not paste it directly in comment).
  • Try to place this dll next to your blender.exe (software OGL, will be slow, but will show whether this is a driver issue or not).
Kévin Dietrich (kevindietrich) closed this task as Archived.

No response in more than a week --> archiving.