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I’m having a bug which was not present about a week ago.

Every time I click the blender Icon in the Windows 10 taskbar to minimise it, it just completely shuts down. If I open a window within the blender UI, like the preferences window, and then close it, the whole program closes too. I have tried the following:

A fresh install of blender 2.79, 2.78, and the daily build of 2.80.

Setting blender back to factory settings.

Turning my PC off and on again.

Updating NVIDIA graphics drivers.

Running Blender in compatibility mode.

Running the exe file direct from it’s location.

Running blender from the command prompt.

Running blender as admin (which my user profile already is)

None of these worked. I have not noticed this problem with any software other than blender and it is a huge problem that makes it nearly unusable. Does anyone know what I can do?

Thank you.

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  • $\begingroup$ Other working versions would indicate a possible problem with the OS. I have never observed this behavior with any of the versions on multiple PCs ruining multiple windows versions including multiple versions of Windows 10. I would check antivirus software or also is there any other software meant for UI customization installed on your PC? Are there any fancy unusual input or any other devices that come with any unusual software? $\endgroup$ – Martynas Žiemys Jan 5 at 17:18
  • $\begingroup$ Blender closes if the console window is opened with Window->Toggle System Console and then is closed. That is normal behavior. It should be toggled from the Window menu. $\endgroup$ – Martynas Žiemys Jan 5 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, I toggled the console window, but even if I click the blender window after that the whole thing still shuts down. I checked my antivirus too and found no issues. $\endgroup$ – solluu Jan 5 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ There is only one situation, where Blender closes if you close one of it's independent windows - that is if it's the System Console Window. You did say that User Preferences window closes as well so that is not it, it seems it's irrelevant, sorry, just ignore it. $\endgroup$ – Martynas Žiemys Jan 5 at 17:30
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    $\begingroup$ Did you say there were Windows updates? I think that might be it. They are famous for messing things up... $\endgroup$ – Martynas Žiemys Jan 5 at 17:33

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