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    Steam makes the taskbar icons look damaged

    Screenshot from 2014-06-29 08:59:05.jpgAs you can see, the icons on the taskbar have weird black marks over them. This was after playing Team Fortress 2 (Fullscreen) for the first time in a while. Sometimes this same effect happens on text, and I'm really confused what it is. I like running my games in fullscreen, so is there a solution other than using windowed mode?

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    Re: Steam makes the taskbar icons look damaged

    Hi, welcome.

    As you can see, the icons on the taskbar have weird black marks over them.
    No, sorry, I don't see it. They look normal to me. Your Chrome, OTOH, looks weird but probably is how you intended it to be.

    (EDIT)

    Now I see it but it isn't in the taskbar... It's in the launcher icons. This usually has to do with graphics driver (let me guess, ATI/AMD?)
    Last edited by Vladlenin5000; June 29th, 2014 at 04:33 PM. Reason: Additional Info
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    Re: Steam makes the taskbar icons look damaged

    After using
    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    I got
    Code:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    At least now I know for sure that the driver is Intel. I've tried to check for update through apt-get and using the additional drivers program in the system settings, each to no avail :/

    EDIT: Will do apt-get upgrade, restart and then do a full-screen steam game again, and post if it changes
    Last edited by Jamerman; June 29th, 2014 at 09:05 PM.

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    Re: Steam makes the taskbar icons look damaged

    You might want to try this:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates 
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    If there's a newer Intel driver, this is a likely way to upgrade.

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    Re: Steam makes the taskbar icons look damaged

    Quote Originally Posted by oldrocker99 View Post
    You might want to try this:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates 
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    If there's a newer Intel driver, this is a likely way to upgrade.
    Ah this solved it Cheers mate

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    Re: Steam makes the taskbar icons look damaged

    Glad to hear it!

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