Got a green screen on YouTube? You’re certainly not the only one. But don’t worry, it can be easily fixed…

Fixes For YouTube Green Screen in Windows Issue

Here are 2 fixes that have helped other users resolve the YouTube green screen issue. Just work your way down until you find the one that works.

  1. Disable hardware acceleration
  2. Update your graphics driver

Fix 1: Disable hardware acceleration

Hardware Acceleration is a feature in browsers that tasks GPU with all the graphics and text rendering, hence giving you a better video playing and watching experience.

But sometimes it’s also the culprit of this green-screen-on-YouTube issue. So you should disable hardware acceleration to see if it fixes the issue.

Here is how to disable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge:

I’m using Google Chrome:

I’m using Firefox:

I’m using Microsoft Edge:

I’m using Google Chrome:

  1. In Chrome, in the top right corner, click on the three vertical dots button > Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click Advanced.
  3. Then scroll down to the bottom and in System, disable the toggle next to Use hardware acceleration when available.
  4. Re-launch Google Chrome, then check to see if the YouTube green screen issue has been solved. If yes, then great! If the issue remains, please move on to Fix 2.

I’m using Firefox

  1. In Firefox, click the menu button > Options.
  2. Scroll down to Performance, then un-check the boxes before Use recommended performance settings and Use hardware acceleration when available.
  3. Re-launch Firefox, then check to see if the YouTube green screen issue has been solved. If yes, then great! If the issue remains, please move on to Fix 2.

I’m using Microsoft Edge:

2) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type settings. Then click Settings.

2) Click System.

3) Click Display, then in the right pane, scroll down to Graphics settings and click on it.

4) In Choose an app to set preference, choose Universal app in the first drop-down, then choose Microsoft Edge in the second drop-down and click Add.

5) Microsoft Edge will be added right after. Click Options, then in the Graphics specifications window that pops up, choose Power saving and click Save.

6) Re-launch Microsoft Edge, then check to see if the YouTube green screen issue has been solved. If yes, then great! If the issue remains, please move on to Fix 2.


Fix 2: Update your graphics driver

This problem may occur if you are using the wrong graphics driver or it’s out of date. So you should update your graphics driver to see if it fixes your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

5) Check to see if the YouTube green screen issue has been resolved.

If the issue still persists after using Driver Easy, please send us an email at support@drivereasy.com. Our tech support team will try their best to help you analyze and solve the problem.

Hopefully you have successfully resolved the YouTube Green Screen issue by now. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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