Weird shade with yellowish tint on the screen?  

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 20H2

    Weird shade with yellowish tint on the screen?

    tl;dr: weird shadow on screen with small windows, could be a driver issue, pic related

    Hi everyone,

    I've been having this problem where a weird shade is cast on my screen when I open 'unmaximized' windows (Start menu, the tooltip when you hover over an item with your cursor, a small window etc.) and the shade is always aligned with the upper part of the window.

    I used to think that my iGPU was somehow fried and that the shadow was related to it, but I dual boot with GNU/Linux I have never seen that happen there before. Also, I booted into the safe mode and uninstalled Intel Graphics drivers and the problem disappeared, only to appear right again when I rebooted back into Windows normally, because Windows automatically reinstalled the corresponding drivers.

    Then I thought, if this is a driver issue maybe a clean install might help with it. I reinstalled Windows to no avail; clean install, nothing but a browser installed whatsoever. Same annoying shadow greeting me back again.

    The problem persisting after a clean install and the fact that it wouldn't happen when I connect a second monitor through HDMI, which is connected to my dGPU, makes me think that it could be related to the iGPU itself, but then why would it go away when I uninstall the drivers and on Linux?

    This kept happening from 1909 to 20H2, nothing changed so far.

    I also narrowed the problem down to Intel's driver.
    I reinstalled Windows again and the problem starts happening right after Intel drivers are installed automatically. I rolled back the driver using Device Manager and the device turned into "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter". No shadow. I updated the driver there, no shadow again. Restarted my computer, shadow came right back. Did the same thing (rolling back and updating) and no shadow.
    Weird shade with yellowish tint on the screen?-img_20210425_095545.jpg.0c65ff41081d465d90f48ca623434dd9.jpg
    Does anyone have an idea why this might be happening and how I can solve it?

    iGPU: Intel UHD 630

    dGPU: Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti

    CPU: i5 8300H
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  2. Posts : 1,374
    win10 home

    When a driver package is installed,all of its components are included.It might be advisable to uncheck all the unnecessary components,install the basic driver set and see if that is O.K.
    Then install the other add-on components only if needed.
    The tendency these days is for companies to tell you what they want,not whether you need it or not.
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