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µVISION: µVISION window always stays in foreground during debug

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  • µVision All Versions


During the debug session, the µVision window always stays in the foreground. Clicking on other Windows applications in the task bar will not bring their respective windows to the front. The µVision window has to be minimized explicitly (or closed) to display other Windows applications.


It seems to be a corruption of the windows state, possibly caused by graphics driver. On the other hand, it might happen if Show Desktop (WIN+D) feature of Windows is enabled. It looks like the always-on-top attribute is then sometimes set to the active window when returning from the desktop.


You can perform Ctrl+Alt+Esc

It minimizes the µVision window and after performing maximize again. This window shouldn't stay on top.


Last Reviewed: Friday, February 24, 2017

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