New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….
The original story (published June 30, 2022) follows:
Currently, Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world. It offers multiple features that make it the favorite of many.
Google Chrome is one of the browsers that uses the code base of the open source Chromium project. However, Google adds its own features that set it apart from other Chromium-based browsers.
The browser recently received its stable update 103.0.5060.53. However, it seems that the update has brought several issues to the Google Chrome user interface where colors are distorted, washed out or overexposed.
Distorted, overexposed, or washed out Google Chrome colors after 103.0.5060.53 update
According to several reports, Google Chrome update 103.0.5060.53 causes erratic behavior of the browser interface.
After the update, Google Chrome colors are displayed inverted in some segments of the user interface for some users.
In other cases, Google Chrome colors are randomly washed out.
@googlechrome Team, this latest update does some weird stuff in my browser window. Colors wash out horribly (and randomly). Weird stuff. Version 103.0.5060.53 (official version) (64 bit)
Additionally, some users report overexposure and HDR issues:
Overexposed on a non-HDR monitor
After today’s update to 103.0.5060.53, Chrome is completely overexposed.
My primary monitor: ASUS PG279Q (No HDR support)
Secondary monitor: ASUS PG27UQ (HDR enabled)
For some unknown reason, when I enter a website that has bright white backgrounds, the chrome suddenly increases the brightness to the point where the webpage and the browser itself are nearly unreadable. Once chrome does this it follows all the other tabs and it drives me crazy.
Official recognition, potential workarounds
A Chrome forum community manager confirmed that the Google team is already aware of the issue and is working on a fix. However, there is no ETA yet for its deployment.
Hi, thank you for taking the time to help get our attention.
Our team is investigating reports of this behavior and working on a fix.
In the meantime, there are workarounds you can try. The first works for both Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems:
The second workaround is for Windows 11 users only and involves doing the following:
Does force enable/disable chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark make a difference?
Alternatively, there is another workaround that would help Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating system users:
Thanks a lot!! disabling hardware acceleration fixed it for now. Damn, I was losing my mind trying to figure out what was going on.
We’ll update this story once new developments on the matter emerge.
Update 1 (July 6)
6:05 p.m. (IST): One of our readers confirmed that this problem was fixed after updating Chrome to version 103.0.5060.114.
I just updated to 103.0.5060.114 and it seems to have worked. Or at least the pages that used to cause it no longer cause it after this update.
Thanks for the tip: Brian Edelman!
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