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I have a brand new MacBook Pro (16" 2019 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7) and this keeps happening in Google Chrome. I have restarted several times and it eventually goes back to this. Just doing a hard close on Chrome doesn't work.

I'm using macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and Google Chrome (86.0.4240.193).

So far, it's only Google Chrome that this happens to. Anyone have any debugging tips?

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  • Don't have refs to hand, but that's at least the third time in the past week I've seen that complaint.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 16:29
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    RE: "new Mac Book Pro" , "I'm on the latest Chrome" -- Please provide the actual specifications and not "latest". Which model MacBook Pro, what versions of macOS and Google Chrome? Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 16:36
  • @user3439894 you betcha! Updated with specs.
    – cbloss793
    Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 17:13
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    @user3439894 16 in 2019 Processor 2 Ghz 6-Core intel Core i7.
    – cbloss793
    Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 17:48
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    I'm using a MacBook Pro (16" 2019 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9) and Google Chrome 86.0.4240.183 and have not experienced this issue. I have now updated to Google Chrome 86.0.4240.193 and will see if the issue you've described is reproducible on my system too. Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 18:21

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Try disabling hardware acceleration: chrome://settings/?search=hardware

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I had exactly same issue: Strange video glitch in Chrome browser and @jaume suggested that. Maybe it will help?

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  • I was gonna say that it happened the day or so after in Microsoft Teams but it was when I had Chrome open too. After reading the comments, sounds like Chrome screws with the OS a little bit so this might be it. I'll try that and see. THANKS!!
    – cbloss793
    Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 17:02

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