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Davide padoan
Posted
4-May-2015 13:36 GMT
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New! uVision 5 stay always on top

Hi all,
i'm experiencing an annoying problem with uVision 5: when I go into debug session and then go back to the edit session, the uVision 5 stays always on top and I can't switch between the other open programs. I must shut down the uVsion and re-open.
Could anyone help me?
Thanks in advance

Davide

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Christopher Seidl
Posted
4-May-2015 15:27 GMT
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New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Hello Davide,

which OS and which MDK version are you using? I have not seen such a behavior before.

Kind regards,

Christopher

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Davide padoan
Posted
4-May-2015 15:35 GMT
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New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Hi Christopher,
I'm using uVision 5 under windows 7;

These are the other info:

IDE-Version:
µVision V5.14.0.0
Copyright (C) 2015 ARM Ltd and ARM Germany GmbH. All rights reserved.

Tool Version Numbers:
Toolchain: MDK-ARM Professional Version: 5.14.0.0
Toolchain Path: C:\Keil_v5\ARM\ARMCC\Bin
C Compiler: Armcc.exe V5.05 update 1 (build 106)
Assembler: Armasm.exe V5.05 update 1 (build 106)
Linker/Locator: ArmLink.exe V5.05 update 1 (build 106)
Library Manager: ArmAr.exe V5.05 update 1 (build 106)
Hex Converter: FromElf.exe V5.05 update 1 (build 106)
CPU DLL: SARMCM3.DLL V5.14.0.0
Dialog DLL: DCM.DLL V1.13.1.0
Target DLL: ULP2CM3.DLL V2.200.0.0
Dialog DLL: TCM.DLL V1.14.4.0

thanks for your support

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Reinhard Keil
Posted
5-May-2015 14:29 GMT
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New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Maybe this uVision menu command helps: Window - Reset Windows to Defaults.

Does this solve the issue?

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Davide padoan
Posted
6-May-2015 14:34 GMT
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New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Hi Reinhard,

Thanks for your help, but this doesn't solve the problem.
The only way it's to kill the IDE and restart

Thanks

Davide

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Ron H. Wedge
Posted
6-May-2015 06:20 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

When the window gets in this state, can you press

Alt still down press the N key? - it should minimise the current window.

Does this issue appear if you open a Keil example, or does the window only lock up with your example?

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Davide padoan
Posted
6-May-2015 14:35 GMT
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New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Ho Ron

ALT + N

doesn't work.

Sorry

Davide

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Stian Skjelstad
Posted
12-Aug-2015 11:05 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Same issue:

Keil 5.15
Windows 7 Ultimate
AMD Catalyst driver 15.7.1

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Davide Padoan
Posted
1-Sep-2015 08:44 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Hi Stian,
did ypu resolve this problem?
I'm continuing to experience this...

thanks.
Davide

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Stian Skjelstad
Posted
1-Sep-2015 09:13 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

I think Keil sets itself as always on top when you start debug session (never understood why anyone wants this), but when stopping the debug session it seems random if it is able to disable it again.

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Per Westermark
Posted
1-Sep-2015 11:44 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

I think it's a corruption of the windows state - possibly caused by graphics driver code issues.

I have several times seen other programs randomly do this. Such as Mozilla Thunderbird suddenly placing one single mail always on top. So the only way to see other windows has been to minimize that mail or to close and reopen it.

I have only seen it on one single machine - even while running the same applications (and same versions) on other machines. So it's likely to be something machine-unique (like the graphics drivers) that causes this.

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Westonsupermare Pier
Posted
1-Sep-2015 16:52 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

I've seen this occur in uv4 versions too, on an x64 Win 7 box using AMD Catalyst drivers.

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Stian Skjelstad
Posted
1-Sep-2015 17:53 GMT
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New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Is not keil always on top for other users when debug session is active? Every time I start debug session, the keil window minimizes, and then reappears, but as always on top?

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Matthias Hertel
Posted
2-Sep-2015 09:27 GMT
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New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Hello Davide,
are you using the "Show Desktop" feature of Windows sometimes (Win+D)?
It looks like the always-on-top attribute is then sometimes set to the active window when returning from the desktop.
Can you try Ctrl+Alt+Esc on the uVision window?

Matthias

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Stian Skjelstad
Posted
2-Sep-2015 09:51 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Further investigation:

Always on top seems to only be enabled when Keil is maximized when starting the debug session.

Always on top seems to only be disabled when Keil is maximized when stopping the debug session.

sometimes when Keil is not maximized and debug session is started, it will lay itself under the previous used program, and you will need to select any other program and keil again in order to raise up the window again. But this happens more rare, so not able to find a pattern here.

ctrl-alt-escape minimizes the window, but sometimes needs to press it twice in Keil. Does not change always on top if it has been enabled.

I have not used windows + d (show desktop) in this windows login session until now.

Keil is the only software on this machine that does this funky always on top.

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Davide Padoan
Posted
4-Sep-2015 15:19 GMT
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ARM
New! RE: uVision 5 stay always on top

Hi Matthias,

I never used the "Show Desktop" feature.
Anyway, the workaround that you suggested works fine: Ctrl+Alt+Esc minimize the window and when re-maximized the window doesn't stay on top. It's not the solution, but it works.
Thanks!

Davide

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