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AE is stealing focus after rendering finishes. The AE window automatically pops in front although I'm using another application. Please fix this. This is highly annying!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Could you provide a few more details? For example, when you say "after rendering finishes", I assume you mean you're rendering through AME, and AE pops to the foreground when AME is done, correct?
Saying "after rendering finishes" I meant when rendering finishes inside AE not AME. After this AE pops to the foreground.
Thanks. I'll check on whether we have a bug tracking this issue.
Hi, any progress with that?
Hi Tom. Im having the same issue. I commonly switch to work in some other app while AE renders away. When AE is done it now pops back up on top no matter what i am doing.
Using Windows 10 and AE version 17.7 if that is useful.
Hello? Is anybody there? The issue is highly irritating, please fix that!
Hello? Is anybody there?
I know you're finding this frustrating, but I don't think it's a bug. AE's state is changing when the Render Queue finishes and just like any program, Windows then brings that up to the foreground. The actual issue is your workflow of using Render Queue instead of Adobe Media Encoder. Render Queue is the legacy method of exporting video. Adobe moved all the latest compression methods to AME and continues to update them. Render Queue also locks down After Effects, meaning you cannot continue to work in AE while it is rendering, whereas with AME, you can (although, it is worth noting that you send a copy of the comp to AME to render, so if you make changes, these won't be reflected until you send them again).
AME also doesn't have that alarming sheep bleep sound effect when a render fails. The number of times I've jumped out my skin when that went off!
Thanks for the comments, Cactus. Not sure if a bug, but is is ceratinly new behaviour.
I guess im a creature of habit. I've been using the render queue for so long its like a reflex. That said, anything that gets rid of the sheep sound is good in my book. (seriously, who ever put that in there without an option to turn it off is plain malicious!)
well you may be right this is probably not considered a bug by developers despite thousands of complaints you find online when you google "adobe stealing focus" ...
what is intersting is that mac version doesn't do it. maybe they are just using some crossplatform API for rendering UI that behaves differently on win and mac and they don't care enough to change the behavier, it may go too deep, or the api is not theirs ... hard to say, i am not a developer.
but the is the strongest reason for swiching to mac platform ..
Come on. Stop blaming OS for this bahaviour. None of other apps I use eg. Cinema 4d, Blender, Lightroom, Octane does this when it finishes rendering or other programmed tasks. NONE, literary NONE, except AE. So can you really tell me this is not a bug or will you continue blaming others for badly written software?
Incredibly frustrating and honestly just feels like Adobe is being rude every time it happens. Feels like someone slapping you in the face when you're working hard on something.
YES i know your app has just finished doing something, I expected it to do that whilst I carry on working on something else.