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Blender crashes when I switch Window
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System Information:
Ryzen 5 1500x at stock settings
AMD RX 480 4GB at stock settings, drivers up to date.
2x8GB DDR4 RAM at 3000 MHz
Windows 10 Home 64 bits, version 1703.

Blender Version:
2.78c Hash e92f235283

Short description of error:
The program keeps crashing whenever I switch to another application via alt+tab, Windows key+tab or choosing it from the task bar. It doesn't happen, however, when focusing another program in other ways such as running Blender on one half of the screen and the other program on the other. Sometimes it won't crash right away, but it happens more often when using video editing tools, and started happening when I first used them. The screen freezes, and Blender stops working when this happens.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error:
Open blender and change the program with alt+tab, windows key+tab or clicking the program on the task bar. Use the other program for a few seconds, switch to Blender again (it stops working at this point). Crashes happen no matter the file I'm using.



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Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.

Can you try the latest build from This sounds similar to T50856 which was fixed.

It did fix the problem. Thanks a lot.

Jorge Porras (Reesk) closed this task as Resolved.Jul 8 2017, 2:21 AM

Problem has not been fixed for me. It still flickers and stops responding everytime i click something and crashes whenever i minimize. I'm using latest 2.79 and a Radeon Vega 64.

I also have this problem. Any new fix for it? Been trying desperately to fix it the past week now.

Try reporting a new bug with all requested information, the specific issue from this report was fixed: