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6/5/16
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kmorii

Google Chrome keeps flickering? (and just being weird in general)

For the past 3 days, whenever I go to a page, it will sometimes start randomly flickering/flashing for no reason. I've also noticed that my mouse has been acting really strange, for example, whenever I scroll up, it will sometimes scroll down instead and vice-versa.
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6/5/16
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Omkar Sawant
Hi kmorii !

Thanks for posting :)

Try running chrome in Incognito mode (Ctrl+Shift+N) Also, check and uninstall suspicious/unwanted programs which are recently installed on your computer. 

Which version of Chrome you are using (chrome://version)?

Thanks,
6/5/16
Original Poster
kmorii
My version: 51.0.2704.79 (Official Buildm (32-bit)

I've checked my computer for suspicious programs and there are surprisingly none. I'll try Incognito mode for now, thank you.
greg .keiser
6/10/16
greg .keiser
I have the same issues. I will start scrolling and it may scroll the opposite way, as well as the screen flickers or disappears for a few seconds and sometimes completely go white.
Akshara Weave
6/13/16
Akshara Weave
Same issue.  Within the last week, web pages randomly: reload and jump back to the top; turn blank and freeze requiring a manual refresh; jump upward erratically while scrolling downward. Over the last few days I have: cleaned Chrome cache; troubleshot extensions and themes; reset the browser; scanned computer.  Nothing has worked.  So just adding my voice to the reports.

Edit: Just to add, all of this happens in Incognito Mode as well.  The erratic scroll wheel jumping is making searching and reading articles especially difficult.  Just scrolling a single notch down will frequently cause the screen to scroll up several lines and then back down, like a rubber band or bounce effect.
Akshara Weave
6/15/16
Akshara Weave
Following up, I have tried running Canary with no extensions and am seeing the same behavior.  Also tried disabling smooth-scrolling and experimental QUIC on the flags page in both Canary and Release (suggested in other threads) with no change.  With smooth scrolling disabled, the page just jumps back up several paragraphs rather than rubber banding.  Chrome is the only application on my PC with which I am experiencing this behavior.
Filip Hasson
6/22/16
Filip Hasson
Have been having this issue for several weeks now. Happens both in regular and incognito as well as with no extensions installed.
Akshara Weave
6/22/16
Akshara Weave
Still happening here. Windows 10, Chrome (Release) and my mouse software (Steelseries Engine 3) have all updated since my last post, yet no change.

A point of note if it helps track this down is that while working in Trello's calendar mode, which allows for infinite scrolling through past and future months, once this erratic behavior happens in Chrome (flash - flicker - jump) the Trello calendar begins scrolling quickly through past months, spanning several years in under a minute, and the only way to stop it that I can find is to close Chrome.
Ólafur Waage
7/2/16
Ólafur Waage
Interesting, I have the same issue and the same mouse as Akshara Weave.
7/2/16
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Rong Jie
Hi everyone,


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Rong Jie
 
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