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Brief white flashes when opening new windows

  1. #11


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1


    The problem still persists. Even though I switched the animations back on (although, I would prefer having them off), sometimes the entire screen becomes entirely white for a second. This happens mostly when I open a new browser window (like Explorer) or a new program (like MS Word).

    Does anyone know if there is a way to force this sudden white color to be darker (or entirely black) in Regedit? I tried looking for any "255 255 255" values in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Colors

    and in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop Colors

    ...and I tried switching them to black "0 0 0", but no luck.

    I am still using a High Contrast theme nr. 2 - the one with Cyan top and Green text (which I edited color-wise for my liking)


    I never experienced this issue in previous Windows versions.

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  2. #12


    It happens to me as well, just noticed, whenever I open a web site a very brief white screen.

    EDIT: Is that similar to my snip?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1


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    I guess we are having the same issue. Still waiting with excitement for a possible solution. You can customize nearly everything in Regedit - the question is just where in Regedit

    EDIT: When I open Word 2010, the entire ribbon (toggle on/off with Ctrl+F1) is briefly white as well. So in stead of all the buttons and menus on the ribbon, there is one solid block of white that is covering the entire ribbon. Maybe it will make it easier to isolate the problem. It seems to me that only specific elements of a window frame have this problem. If I could only figure out how to fix it.

    EDIT2: I tried searching for and changing every RGB value of "255 255 255" (white) in regedit, that I could find, by lowering the values to "100 100 100" (grey), but this have had no effect what so ever.
    Last edited by Aleque; 24 Dec 2013 at 12:26.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1


    Anyone knows how to fix it?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1


    Please. This problem is killing me. Anyone?
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