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Google Chrome Extensions partially invisible inside VMware Workstation VM

I’ve been having trouble using chrome extensions inside a windows 10 VM. Reinstalled Chrome, cleared the cache, disable all extensions etc. yet I still have the issue. Everything else looks fine!

Normally I wouldn’t care as most of the time they’re not needed except for when I want to access some of my passwords via 1password or even ublock orgins.

Hard to see 1password extension
Hard to see ublock orgins

Solution

In Chrome go to

chrome://settings/system

Turn off:

Use hardware acceleration when available

Relaunch the browser.

Disable hardware acceleration and relaunch

Now try your extensions

Loads fine now with hardware acceleration disabled
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Cory Fiala

Technology and outdoor enthusiast. Currently the sole systems administrator for a local K-12 school district with 800+ staff and 5,500+ students. I support windows servers (2012R2-2022), Linux systems (FreeBSD and Ubuntu), along with vSphere (4 node cluster). Total is almost 60 virtual machines and 8 physical servers. This doesn't include my personal homelab.

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