This is starting to get annoying.
Often, while editing, I'll want to go to my desktop to look for a file or answer my email, whatever.
I minimize Premiere CS6 and... a few seconds later it takes over my monitor again, this time filling my primary monitor with whatever screenshot is also being sent to my second monitor. The only way out is to hit the windows key to get my bottom menu back. I have to click the Premiere tab at least 3 times to get the program image to leave the screen.
Is this a CS6 glitch? I've never seen this in any other version of Premiere.
What graphics card?
What graphics driver, number and date?
This FAQ Entry also asks some good, and necessary questions: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/961741?tstart=0
Good luck, and let us know a bit more, please,
We've got 2 video cards. The one doing the heavy lifting is Nvidia Quadro 5000. The other card is an Nvidia Quadro FX 4600. (The Quadro 5000 is new, but we had this Premiere CS6 problem before we installed the card.)
Running CS6.0.1, up to date.
Windows 7 64-bit.
720p footage captured through Adobe Onlocation CS4 and contained in AVI format.
We're using the Mercury Playback Engine.
I have seen this phenomena...and have no rational explanation for it. It seems random to me.
I can walk out of the suite with PPRO minimised and when I return..my Second Monitor is displaying the image from the Playhead.
Did you check your preferences>playback? For some reason I had an issue with multiple "Adobe monitors" being selected when in fact only the program monitor should be selected. Not sure what caused it to occur but I unselected all and then selected only the desired monitor and it has been fine since. I think it might have occured when I took my machine on location for a shoot and dropped down to only one monitor, once I got back to the suite and connected all three monitors was when it got goofy... like I said, all's well now. Hope that helps!
I had this issue even before I installed two video cards. I dont think its part of the problem ( annoyance).
If you are really asking "why" of the O.P.?
It maybe the same reason as myself. Da Vinci Resolve requires two cards to function properly. I posted on this sometime ago and made the discovery that PPRO happily works with two cards if configured correctly. Its advantageous to PPro and Resolve in my experience. .