I've searched around and it seems that most people aren't having problems with Blender on Windows 10, but I have a peculiar problem that is so easy to forget about and illogical that it ends up being annoying. Problem: Whenever I am using Blender and then I minimize it use any other application or the desktop or the file explorer, Blender freezes (95% of the time, that's why it's illogical) and I have to force close it and open it back up again. This is simply uncomfortable... (Using Alt-tab does not freeze Blender for some reason.) I never had this problem on Windows 7, and when I upgraded to Windows 10, Blender immediately started having this problem. I updated Blender to 2.76b yesterday and it still has the same issue.

My computer's stats: Dell Precision M4800, Intel Core i7 2.50GHz, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M and Intel HD Graphics 4600, and 16 GB of RAM, on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

I'm pretty sure this is not a hardware issue considering Blender works completely fine except for freezing up when I minimize it. I appreciate any help with this issue.



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  • $\begingroup$ If you can reproduce this behavior fairly consistently, it may be worth filing a bug report $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Nov 17 '15 at 20:40
  • $\begingroup$ If anyone is still here, for me the problem was that Blender was in Full Screen - it did not crash if the window was not maximised. I also created a Bug Report: developer.blender.org/T51888 $\endgroup$ – Xerus Jun 24 '17 at 8:45
  • $\begingroup$ so... shortly after reporting, it got merged and I got a testfix and now it works ^^ developer.blender.org/T50856 - do your reports kids! $\endgroup$ – Xerus Jun 24 '17 at 18:09

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