I have a white bar accross my Chrome window.

A few observations:

  • It only happens with Chrome
  • It only happens when the window is maximized
  • It is dependent on the monitor I am using (see image below).
  • Restarting Chrome does not work.
  • One of my colleagues has the same problem.
  • Sometimes it is a black bar.

white bar accross my Chrome Window. Only on one of my screens! As you can see, I have two monitors and it only shows up on one of them (on both monitors I have loaded a black webpage, but as you see, on my primary screen it has a white banner at the bottom).

Anyone knows how to solve this?


Lots of threads talk about this issue (https://www.google.lu/search?q=white+bar+windows+10&rlz=1C1GCEA_enLU816LU816&tbas=0&source=lnt&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqxaaZt5XfAhWIlIsKHf3rDi8QpwUIIg&biw=1680&bih=908) which seems to be a Windows issues unresolved yet.

Some workarounds exist but any resolve the issue permanently (AFAIK).

List of some workarounds :

  • Switch PC screen : Win + P > PC screen only > Extend or Duplicate
  • Right click desktop, go to Intel HD Graphics settings > Select Display and then choose the option Scale Full Screen > Make sure the option Override Application Settings has the checkbox marked
  • Adjust the screen resolution.
  • Killing dwm.exe (Desktop Windows Manager)
  • Set your browser to go full screen and back again (the easiest to remove the bar momentarily)

Hope one of these will work for you.

  • Switching to PC screen only and switching back helped. Hopefully a permanent solution! Thanks! – MWB Dec 10 '18 at 14:37

If your computer comes with an NVIDIA GTX graphics card, you can follow these steps to fix it

  1. launch NVIDIA Control Panel software
  2. Under Display, click on Change Resolution
  3. Switch from "Use default color settings" to "Use NVIDIA color settings"

This worked for me especially when the problem became rampant with Android Studio and Google Chrome.

Hope you find this helpful

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