Brave window will flicker on video sites when scrolling and switching tabs

On Youtube, the browser window will always flicker (turn black for about 0.1 sec) when scrolling past the size of one page, but only if the video is loaded (so not when finished or if not started). It will also flicker when switching tabs, or switching and then scrolling, which also happens on other video sites, or just sites with embedded videos. But not if the video isn’t loaded of course. It’s not horrible, but it is annoying.

I confirmed that only the Brave window flickers (not other programs or desktop) and the behavior is not seen on other browsers. Extensions and second profile do not change anything. I’m on a Legion 5 laptop with a Ryzen 7 5800h and RTX 3060. Brave is:
Version 1.30.87 Chromium: 94.0.4606.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)

@nito,

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

Ohh yes, I turned it off and it fixed the issue, thanks. I should’ve thought of that, my laptop is on dynamic graphics meaning it switches from integrated to discrete when necessary, which might be causing the flickers. Though discrete GPU was usually at 0% use and the flicker happened always, hm. Well, thank you once again.
PS: Is my browser going to be slower now that hw acceleration is off?

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@nito,

Nope! You shouldn’t notice any difference in browser performance with HWA disabled.