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Pixelated square with boxes appears on chrome

  1. #1

    Pixelated square with boxes appears on chrome


    The colour of this square appears to be part of my desktop background picture. I have it on shuffle slideshow.
    (as my pictures change, so does the square to resemble my picture)

    The square only appears in chrome, I can remove the square by restoring down the window.

    The square will appear more often when I move my mouse over links or change tab.

    3 Examples
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    This is Windows 8.1 64bit and I have 2 screens at 60fps 1920x1080.
    First time I've seen this ever, no idea what it is, nothing on google.


    Thanks,

    Danny

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Video driver issue.
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  3. #3


    I have a GTX 780 and I have the Geforce programs, Geforce Exp says I am up to date. Should I bring this issue to Nvidia ?
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You do not need the GeForce program to use the card. As for Nvidia, there has been a long ongoing issue with their drivers failing, and they do not support Linux. Are you just using Windows to run the slideshow or a third party program? What are the models of the monitors you are using?

    Are you using Native resolution on both monitors?
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  5. #5


    Ofcourse, it helps though.
    I'm not on Linux.
    Yes windows' slideshow.
    Asus VE228.
    Yes native for both.
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