No browser is perfect, and Chrome is no different. It can experience all kinds of problems, but if the issue you have to deal with is the screen flashing, then there is still hope. There are various methods you can try to get rid of this problem once and for all.
This issue can be very annoying since your screen will flash every minute or so. You might not be able to get much done since the problem can also be very distracting. The following methods should help you finally use your computer like before.
Fix 1 – Display Driver
The reason why your screen is flashing could be due to a display driver issue. To test out this theory, you’ll need to boot your computer into safe mode by pressing the Windows and I keys.
These keys will open Windows settings where you’ll need to go to Update & security, followed by Recovery. When your computer reboots go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup settings > Restart.
When your computer is up and running, you’ll need to restart it by following the same steps you just did. When your computer restarts, this time choose option five, and your computer and it will be in safe mode with networking.
Now it’s time to open device manager by searching for it like you would any other program. Click on the drop-down menu next to Display adapters. The option that the menu will show will depend on the graphics card you have, right-click on this and choose Uninstall device.
Check the option that says Delete the driver for this device and click OK. You’ll need to reboot your computer once more. There is also the possibility of choosing a software that will uninstall the drivers for you, which one you choose is up to you.
Fix 2 – Adjust Your Background
Some Chrome users have reported that by adjusting the background colors, their screen has stopped flashing. To open settings press the Windows and the I key. Go to Personalization and make sure that you’re in the Background option. Choose a solid color as your new background.
You may be experiencing this problem because there is something wrong with Windows automatic background switching. You can also add a static background image if you don’t want a solid color as your new background. A static background will scroll down as you do but will stay in place if you set it up that way.
Once you’re done with that go to the Colors option on the left pane. Choose the option that says Automatically pick an accent color from my background.
Fix 3 – Add a New Windows User Profile
Another easy fix to the screen flashing problem is creating a new Windows User Profile.
You can do this by opening settings with the Win+I keys and going to Accounts > Family & other people > Add someone else to this PC. Follow the on-screen instructions, and you’re good to go.
Fix 4 – Turn Off Hardware Acceleration in Chrome
Disabling hardware acceleration in Chrome has also been known to help. To disable this feature type chrome://settings in Chrome’s address bar and scroll all the way down so you can click on the Advanced option.
Scroll down until you get to the System section and make sure that hardware acceleration is turned off.
Sooner or later you’re bound to run into some driver problems. The good news is that you now know what to do to fix it so you can finally get some work done. How bad is your screen flashing issue? Share your experience with us in the comments.