Google Chrome – top turns black

You may have experienced that the top of Google Chrome becomes black like displayed in the picture below, when you maximize the window – the black box covers the URL and bookmarks.

 

At first I believed it was only a Google Chrome issue, until I read that people had the problem with Firefox as well. Shortly after, I experienced the same thing in Outlook, when maximized.

 

I went on a bit of a hunt and found the following solution worked for me.

For a quick-fix; In Google Chrome, you can press F11 which will put Chrome in full screen – press it again and you will exit full screen, which most likely solved your problem. At least for some time.

For a more permanent fix; If you have Intel HD Graphics, you can:

  1. Right-Click the Desktop
  2. Click Intel Graphics Settings 
  3. Click Display
  4. General Settings
  5. Put a check mark in both Scale Full Screen and Override Application Settings

As shown in the pictures below

The same thing goes for NVIDIA and ATI cards, by going to the Control Panel by right-clicking the Desktop. 

I hope this fixes your issue, at least it fixed it for me!

Over’n’out!

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