After upgrade to Windows 10, I encounter Visual Studio (e.g. VS2013 Ultimate) display issues.

Take its start page as an example, it turns out

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, where it should be if no problem at all

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Other notes:

  1. The problem also happens for the latest VS2015.
  2. Besides the start page, it has similar display problem in its code editor, see the following screenshot:

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Could someone kindly suggest how to solve this?

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    Check Tools-Options-General-Visual Experience, try turning off the visual experience and graphics acceleration checkboxes. Also check for your graphics driver update
    – Martheen
    Aug 16, 2015 at 5:29
  • @MartheenCahyaPaulo Thanks a lot! It worked. I will try to update my graphics driver and re-turn on these options to have a look. Aug 16, 2015 at 5:39
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    @MartheenCahyaPaulo You should turn your comment into an answer ;)
    – DavidPostill
    Aug 16, 2015 at 7:44

1 Answer 1


In Tools-Options-General-Visual Experience, uncheck the Visual Experience and Graphics Acceleration. If possible, update the graphics driver and try re-enabling the options afterwards.

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    Thanks turning off acceleration helped solve the issue. I should point out that this only happened for me after upgrading to the latest NVidia drivers which Windows 10 pushed as an update.
    – Sara
    Feb 13, 2017 at 7:56

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