BPUP is an add-on that allows you to pause and unpause blender at any time, even in a middle of a rendering/baking!, which makes using other programs faster while Blender is paused, also you might want to pause blender to avoid heating issues.
*Added 2.80 version
-Smaller File size(12kb), New Icon and More efficient code.
-Fixed not hiding relative windows (e.g the console window).
-Fixed An Issue When Removing The Add-on.
-Now the Resume Menu Shows Pause Duration.
-Saves Your Blend File Automatically If It Was Saved Once Before.
HOW TO USE:
1)Install the add-on, and enable it.
2)The pause button will appear in the info area(the very top bar).
3)When you click the button, blender window will disappear, an orange tray icon will appear in the notification area in the taskbar.
4)Right click the icon and click the "Resume <blend file name>" button to resume and maximize the Blender window.
-Windows 64bit, Blender 2.79
the add-on is free but donations are appreciated!
Special Thanks To Windows 10 Testers:
-F. Maslofski (@florianmaslofski on Instagram)
-Gabriel Nichols (aka RatBeard)
-Tom K ( https://twitter.com/RedNautilusYT)
-Brandon Reed (https://twitter.com/Brandon_Reed_3d)
Also Linux Testers:
-Raoni Gillet( https://www.facebook.com/raoni7)