Fix Windows Screen Tearing

Screen Tearing means that during video motion, the edges of objects fail to line up. It is especially obvious when you are playing games, vertically scrolling a web page in browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, watching videos, etc.

To test screen tearing, drag a window horizontally. If you see the vertical edges of the window fail to line up, you can say screen tearing occurs.


To fix screen tearing:

In fullscreen mode

This is usually when you are gaming, enable Vsync in the game' settings. You can also enable Vsync in the driver's settings. If you can still see screen tearing, try running in windowed mode.


In windowed mode

This is usually when you are watching videos or web browsing, make sure you are using an Aero Theme. Right click on the desktop and choose Personalize, or enter the following line in an address bar.

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization
Then choose one of the Aero themes.


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