Make detached canvas on top of other windows when editor gains focus

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When the canvas is detached, it can be hidden behind other windows.

If the focus returns to the Camtasia editing window, I'd like to see the detached canvas come back on top of other windows (eg on top of the email I just opened) so that I can immediately see what is going on.  Obviously, the focus should remain on the editing window, but the detached canvas should be on top of all but the editing window)

I want to instantly see the changes, not realize that canvas is buried, and then look to bring it back on top, and have to recall what it looked like before the change I just made.

Just a little thing, but it would smooth the flow a bit.
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Bruce Morehouse

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Oz du Soleil

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If anything, I would prefer a choice. I like the way that the unattached canvas functions right now so, I'm not interested in seeing this change. But if some folks want something different, then I'd ask for a choice.

I hated the way Camtasia 8 would automatically bring the undocked canvas forward. Sometimes I had it on my second monitor and was using that monitor to search for media to load into the media bin. Having the canvas pop forward was a big inconvenience.

Sure, it's inconvenient to hit the play button and not see the video; then have to dig it out from behind emails and multiple browser windows. In my workflow, this is a small inconvenience.
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Bruce Morehouse

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vive la différence.  
Discussion is good!  I like your suggestion
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Choice is good. My choice would be to stop losing the undocked canvas on monitor 2. If I bring focus to the timeline, I want the canvas on top too.
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Hi and thanks for submitting your idea!

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