Description of the issue:
Pages - primarily on YouTube - introduce rendering bugs. In the video, YouTube Shorts disappear and reappear on mouse hover. Sometimes part of the background color and text becomes white and it will only return to full dark background and text on page reload.
YouTube clip showcasing one of the errors
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Use Brave Browser for some time
- Browse YouTube
- Wait for pages to break the render
Shouldn’t be necessary to explain.
Brave Version( check
Version 1.61.114 Chromium: 120.0.6099.199 (64-bit)
Using an i7-13700kf paired with an NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti and 32 GB DDR5 6400MHz RAM
SoundCloud also breaks after some time and it shows this bug among other glitchy effects.
This looks like classic HWA shenanigans to me. Can you try disabling
Hardware Acceleration in settings to see if this resolves the issue?
You’ll find this in
Settings --> Additional Settings --> System --> Hardware Acceleration
I have not encountered bugs like the image from SoundCloud after turning off HWA. The video provided does however still happen very frequently after HWA is turned off.
This seems to be the case also in Issue with flashing graphical glitch and dark contrast - #12 by urbanmoth - specifically the comment stating:
A few weeks ago it became unusable, graphical glitches, elements missing from websites, etc
Interesting that disabling HWA only fixed some of the issues. Wondering if it’s maybe being caused by extensions you have installed.
Would you mind testing using a new profile? Make sure your original profile is closed so that you only have one Brave window open, using the new profile. Go to Youtube and any other site where you were seeing this issue and test to see if you get the same behavior.
I made a new profile, closed Brave completely, opened Brave with the new profile and went to the YouTube front page. After scrolling down a couple viewports and back up, Shorts are still glitching out.
I have also tried enabling Vulkan as well as choosing OpenGL as the ANGLE graphics backend in Brave flags - but also to no avail.
Thank you for testing. Can you please go to
brave://gpu, download the report as a file and share that file with me in the DM I just sent you?
I will just add to this that Hardware Acceleration seems to be creating the issues with half white YouTube pages and glitchy Soundcloud pages. Disabling it makes Globe View on Google Maps unavailable, so I enabled it again and got a screenshot of the error.
YouTube Shorts disappearing and reappearing (as per the video) happens with Hardware Acceleration both on and off.
I would like to further add to this that changing the ANGLE graphics backend to D3D11 seems to have fixed most of the issues - while still having Hardware Acceleration on. The default setting as well as the D3D11on12 may sometimes even crash the graphics card completely, to the point that it gets disabled and reenabled in Windows 11 Pro.
I’ve now tried turning off G-Sync completely, as it might have been causing all of the issues. I will report back if I see any more glitches/errors.
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