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3DS Max Frozen viewport areas in old 3ds Max versions in Windows 10 – an answer.


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This is an old problem in 3ds Max - and in Gmax - but this is a possible work-around. I (still) use 3ds Max 2008 and when right-clicking in the viewport the area covered by the pop-up or Quad menu occasionally freezes, partly obscuring your work. In past days this could be fixed by a quick swap to desktop (Windows key + D) and back again, but this doesn't work for me now. The locked area persists over other programs, and the Windows desktop too, until 3dsMax is shut down.

Since this old project could do with revisiting, I went hunting for an answer and the current method is to
  1. Swap to the Windows desktop, right-click and select Display settings.

  2. Change the screen resolution

  3. When Windows asks if you want to keep the new setting, click on Revert.

The frozen area will disappear and you can swap back to 3ds Max and carry on.