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Visual Studio 2017 Black UI Problem

Hi guys, excuse me, is anybody here with this (black user interface) problem with Visual Studio 2017 and SQL Server 2017?

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  • For me the UI is all white. It's still working though: pressing at the top right closes VS, pressing F5 builds and starts the project, tooltips sometimes appear briefly. I also sometimes have entire dockable items that are visible, eg the performance tab when running the project.

    Firefox is all white also. In the task manager I can see how many tabs there are. Pressing CTRL-T opens a tab (I don't see it in FF but in the task manager), CTRL-F4 closes it.

    This all may have to do with GPU acceleration:

  • bragyou
    bragyou Posts: 1

    It working!


  • This fixed it for me. Thank you for saving me hours of figuring out what was wrong!!

  • Wow! You've saved my day! Thank You very much!
  • It is working very well.


  • Qternocq
    Qternocq Posts: 1 Newbie

    For anyone using VS2019 and unable to see the options on the General tab (I was, options were hidden just like the rest of the devenv), I used these steps to turn off hardware acceleration and restarted VS and it worked: