i have tried multiple fixes from other threads - auto hide, restore, and i am looking for the regedit key now but so far nothing has worked. i have a video i am trying to finish today its already 6:15 est i should have been rendering an hour ago
If that doesn't work, try resetting the Workspaces: Reset a workspace Reset the current workspace to return to its original, saved layout of panels. 1. Do one of the following: • Click the Workspace menu icon and select Reset to Saved Layout. • Choose Window > Workspace > Reset to Saved Layout. from here: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/workspaces.html
If that doesn't work, try Preferences > Audio Hardware and set Input to None.
If that doesn’t work, try updating or rolling back your graphics driver directly from the video card manufacturer’s site. If NVIDIA, do a clean install of the latest Studio Driver (NOT the Game Driver)
If that doesn't work, try creating a new project and import the old one into it.
thanks for the help peru bob - I tried all of that - even updated windows still broken I just went back to an even earlier version for now - I have to get this project finished I will try and revisit it again when I have more time - but for now I'm functioning and working as fast as i can.