Apps keep getting minimized with launcher installed

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For the past couple of months my phone has been behaving oddly. Apps would suddenly disappear (aka minimizing)when run after about 1-2 seconds. Very frustrating when an app was launched, you went to click something and instead launched another app as the home screen was now back.

The worst was the alarm - when the alarm goes off early in the morning and I'm still half awake, the snooze/dismiss screen would disappear and the only way to turn off the alarm is to scroll through the notifications - something that is hard to do when you've just woken up, you don't have your glasses on and are trying to find the one alarm notification among the 20+ notifications that have come in over night.

Removed the launcher (beta) from the phone and these issues have gone away. I've been using my phone for about 2 hours with no apps suddenly disappearing on me.

 

Note the minimizing behaviour is not 100% consistent, but happens probably 80% of the time. The apps are being minimized as they are showing up in the running apps and selecting them will pull them back up where they left off. Occasionally this will happen after Ive been using the app for a long period of time but it's mostly after running for 1-5 seconds. 

Not sure what version I was running (as it's now removed) but it was installed from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.launcher&hl=en_us&pageId=none

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Hi, thanks for your report! We will look at it.