Questions tagged [visual-artifacts]

Visual artifacts are anomalies during visual representation of digital graphics and imagery.

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How to remove large white blocks from Excel preview in Google Drive?

Does anyone know how to remove these large white blocks from the preview of an Excel file in Google Drive? The file itself is somewhat old and has gone through many large changes, including ...
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White lines during boot before Windows boot manager

Sometimes, when I turn on my laptop, it shows some white lines that disappear inmediatly Video Lines are practically inappreciable Photo It happens randomly and white lines are showed the instant the ...
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Completely white areas show reddish lines on the laptop screen

Video showing the issue : https://youtu.be/8Sd-mw77Evg Summary : the areas where the color is uniform, for example full white, show vertical lines. I seem to recall that GPU does not update all the ...
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New monitor has red/green ghosting around moving objects

I bought an Acer KB242HYL monitor and whenever something moves on it there's red/green smearing on the moving object. I tried adjusting the refresh rate and using a different HDMI cable and none ...
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Occurrence of weird artifacts

I've noticed that some videos and some specific resolutions like >720p are displayed in the following manner: I tried updating all drivers but the issue still persists. It started happening very ...
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Windows crashes my GPU

This issue started 3 days ago. Upon the sign-in screen, my screen starts flickering and I see weird glitchy graphical artifacts in the loading wheel. After a little while, my GPU would crash and my ...
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Crash with black screen, except a dashed line on the left edge

Recently my laptop (ASUS X54C) has started crashing once every day or two. I can't work out any proximate cause of the crash, as it often happens when I'm just reading something, and it doesn't seem ...
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Screen artifacts, not present on screenshots or video capture

This has been a problem that has been recurring for a while, but now I finally found a way to replicate it consistently (details on that below). The thing is, there are flickering horizontal artifacts ...
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Games crashes to desktop with no error, artifacts and visual tear

I hope this is the correct stack exchange site. 4 days ago I upgraded my motherboard and cpu as well as new cpu cooler. MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK -> MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK Intel i5 6600K -> Intel i5 ...
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Screen artifacts on brand new computer fixed by driver update - should I worry?

I'm currently bench testing a new computer I've just built which started displaying slowly flickering white screen artifacts at the very end of the Windows setup process, and which continued in ...
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Colored dots appear all over the screen in 3D games on RX 5600XT

I'm having an annoying issue with my PC. I had it a while ago in rdr2, when it suddenly appeared after many hours of playing and now i'm having it in cyberpunk 2077. It looks like colored dots and ...
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Graphics card shuts down my PC after it hits 50℃ temperature

I have a R9 270X 2GB graphics card. I bought it a few days ago (first upgrade after 5 years) to be disappointed. I put in the graphics card, and even bought a new PSU, however when I would boot up the ...
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visual artifacts, visible also on screenshots

For some time on my desktop computer I have strange visual artifacts. Here are a few examples of the artifacts: These artifacts are visible even on screenshots (the pictures above are actual ...
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Why does my UI break after my laptop has turned off the screen because of inactivity?

I have started to notice this behaviour last week. I use Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 OS build 19041.546. My power options set the screen to be turned off after 15 min of inactivity, and never to enter ...
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New monitor has possible hardware fault

There are vertical green dotted lines on the screen of my new monitor, they happen with HDMI, DP or no wires in. They disappear for a while when I fiddle with the displayport Does anyone know: A) What ...
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LG 27UK550-W: Halo around text only when using HDMI connection

I just purchased two LG 27UK550-W monitors and noticed that when I dim the monitor (using Night Light or Flux) I get a very noticeable halo around text and buttons. I experimented a bit and noticed ...
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Intense graphical glitching

Twice now, I've walked away from my computer for long enough that the screen turns off and then come back to this: This time, it was only a firefox window, but the last time, the problem extended to ...
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Graphic artifacts / Glitchy appearance around border of browsers - Windows 10 Home

So recently my laptop has randomly on rare occasions decide to glitch out around the borders of browsers, notably, when using internet browsers. I have an example in the screenshot attached. The ...
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Screen artifact

I've looked at several previous questions and answers to this kind of problem but haven't sorted out a fix yet. I wonder if someone recognizes which program this comes from, then maybe I can fix it ...
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Zorin OS displaying black screen and glitchy cursor instead of login screen

I have a 2006 MacBook which kept beach-balling after login and I couldn't do anything, so I decided to install Zorin OS. It is a very good OS and I am enjoying it, but it often has this weird and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 keeps freezing after a successful boot

I've been using on Ubuntu 18.04 for a year and suddenly it started to freeze a few seconds after a successful boot. I can see the desktop for a few seconds. It's asking for a gnome-keyring password, ...
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Calibrating a wide gamut display

Wide gamut displays have started becoming more and more common these days and yet Windows 10 still isn't a color managed OS so I am assuming that other people might be having similar issues as well. ...
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Getting green boxes on monitor, then PC restarts

I have an Asus Gtx 650Ti Boost. After 4-6 hours of playing a game or browsing the internet, I get green boxes all over the screen and then the PC restarts. After restart, the screen looks normal. ...
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Screen is getting horizontally offset at random

I've got a single monitor setup on a pretty old PC (Windows 7, i5 2500K, Radeon 5850 GPU) which was doing fine until today. Today I've had a few instances where my screen suddenly gets offset by ~...
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System glitch: how to identify the cause

I've used Linux Mint 18 for a long time, but recently a strange problem has come up and I'd like to know how to understand the cause. Sometimes, especially during high CPU usage, mingled and ghost ...
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What are the patterns on this monitor's screen?

I've stumbled upon this picture while looking for reviews comparing Dell U2717D (left) and ViewSonic VP2768 (right) monitors. I wonder what are the patterns on the Dell's screen here? Is it some kind ...
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Screen artifacts

Ok so my laptop screen is going crazy - photo of my screen It happened suddenly and sometimes it goes away for a while then it comes back, I can't play games, watch videos or the screen will freeze ...
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Can't update to Windows 8 on Windows 7

I was trying to update Windows 7 to Windows 8 from original Microsoft DVD, but it always stops at installing drivers. I removed all the uncompatible drivers (like TP-Link's antenna driver). My BIOS is ...
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Graphical artifacts on Dell Dimension 8300

For the past few days, I have been working on fixing an old Dell Dimension 8300 tower I have. I performed clean installations of Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7. At first, my Windows 7 ...
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How to fix jagged lines on my LCD screen

I have not used my computer for about one week. When I start my PC, the screen starts displaying some sort of artifacts on the screen. I have found the correct issue naming "Vertical Jagged Lines" ...
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Purple artifacts in RDP session

I'm having an intermittent issue where I get purple artefacting in my RDP session. The RDP is to a local Hyper-V machine which is configured to use RemoteFX. I have a nVidia GTX 970 with the latest ...
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Can a faulty graphics card cause OS corruption?

I have a machine that has been damaged by some careless couriers, and want to replace the damage parts efficiently. I have limited opportunities to test components in other computers, so I'm trying to ...
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Strange graphics artifacts (like diagnostics circle) in games and Viber

I have strange graphics artifacts in Viber and 3D applications (like some games). This is stange circle maybe some kind of diagnostics one but I don't know what is it. Maybe you know how to solve it?...
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Glitchy lines on screen of laptop

On my laptop screen I'm getting moving colourful lines which aren't disappearing. What can be problem? On external monitor all is OK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woEe9wgciuo P.S. External ...
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What is causing strange display artifacts on my screen

I want to preface my question by giving the specs of my laptop. I am running Windows 7 64 bit, I have in Intel 3rd generation mobile i7 processor, and a Nvidia 660M graphics card with 2GB of memory. ...
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Intermitent boot failure and graphics artifacts on boot (ONLY after hours turned off)

Since the early days of this build, some times the MOBO gives 5 short beeps on boot (There is no beep code table on the manual, for what I could find, it means Process error!?). But only after some ...
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Graphical artifacts in KDE 5 on Intel GMA4500MHD

A fresh installation of Arch Linux is showing weird graphical artifacts. This screenshot, taken with KSnapshot, matches what you would see on the screen: The artifacts show up in almost every window, ...
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PC Crash With Artifacts

So 3 weeks ago my gtx560 died and i had to replace it. I bought gtx 750ti and everything seemed fine. but 1 week ago my pc started crashing 1-2 time a day while surfing on the internet or doing ...
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PNG or JPEG for an X-Ray without visible artifacts

A past paper question from a Multimedia Systems exam: If you had an X-Ray photograph of a leg which might be broken, which would give better compression before artifacts were visible, and which ...
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How to test videos for artifacts?

I am having some issues with videos where the encoding gets choppy for a stretch: frames jumping back and forth, pixels bleeding from one frame into another. Like in this video right there. I know ...
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EVR/VMR9 video motion artifacts

I have an issue that has been bugging me for months and despite several hours-long web searches I've come up with nothing, partly because I can't even find the right search terms. I'll try to explain ...
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Graphics Card Dying?

Lately my laptop has been having these odd graphical glitches and artifacting, as seen here: I'm almost certain that this is not a driver or software issue as my laptop is a dual boot and I started ...
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Is my GPU or PSU going out?

So, the screen started showing artifacts and then suddenly went out but the sound was still working. Thinking it was just the game I was playing, I tried to ctrl+alt+del, esc, and alt+f4 out of it but ...
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Can an artifacting video card be useful in any way?

I recently acquired an MSI Radeon R9 280X video card that experiences visual glitches/flickering patches/artifacts in games and in 2D mode. Once I tried to open a video in fullscreen mode from Youtube ...
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Firefox displays horizontal lines down the screen

I installed a Quadro NVS 285 graphics card recently, and ever since then Firefox will randomly display horizontal lines down the screen. I reinstalled Firefox, and it did not fix the problem. This ...
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Why am I getting a red interlaced screen when I increase monitor resolution?

I have an Nvidia GTS 240, with which I have been running dual monitors at 1920x1080 each up until now. I have upgraded one of the monitors, and it is capable of 2560x1440, which appears in the ...
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What causes this graphical glitch in my web browser?

This glitch seems to randomly show up in my web browsers.
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Black (and sometimes blue) screen after Windows 7 login

I have a new PC with Windows 7. At login to my user (not admin) account, there is always a "black screen" moment - the login screen dims, then my desktop appears and with it, for a split second, a ...
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On screen artifacts, gone after restart

I'm experiencing on screen artifacts which lead me to believe that my GPU is dying. However a restart of my pc has (until now) always solved the issue... This again makes it look like it isn't GPU ...
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How can I stop a video file to stop sputtering while I watch it?

I was finding that when watching some video files using VLC 2.0.6 (Twoflower) that I have on my hard drive, they were sputtering quite a bit (stopping and starting causing video and audio artifacts ...
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