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Weird color rendering on Google Chrome

Recently I updated my machine with dnf update and suddenly noticed that Chrome was showing really weird colors. I was like, what? seems like something happened to my eyes šŸ™Ā šŸ˜²

Later I realized that it was just Chrome which was rendering those colors like that. Firefox saved my life!

Chrome vs Firefox

How I found the solution

So I tried searching about it. Used keywords like “Chrome weird colors Fedora”, “Chrome wrong color rendering”. But found nothing relevant. There were some issues but those were too old.

Then I though it can be something related to my hardware, asked my friend to verify if he has same problem. Same issue was present on his laptop too.

Then I tried switching to GNOME on Xorg,

Switching to Xorg
When you start your machine, at the login screen hit the gear icon near sing in and change it to GNOME on Xorg.

but it was still showing same weird colors.

I decided to ask the folks fromĀ #fedora on freenode. While discussing with short-bike and prussian, I checked if the color profile for my display was set correctly.

To check that go toĀ Settings -> Color if the screen is present there then you have profile for your display.

Color Profile

Later he advised me to installĀ Chromium. This bug was not present on Chromium, cause it was behind Chrome by one version.

Chrome vs Chromium

Started searching again and this time I searched the Google Product Forums, where I found some old threads with old solutions.

And then found one thread where they have mentioned the exact cause of the problem with solution.

Link to the thread on forum:Ā!topic/chrome/2-pFZipsBpM

Link to the related bug report:Ā

The solution

For version 61.x

Visit chrome://flags/#enable-color-correct-renderingĀ and change the flag #enable-color-correct-rendering to Disable from Default.

If you face this issue on version 62.x, try the following

VisitĀ chrome://flags/#force-color-profile and change the flagĀ #force-color-profile to sRGB

Chromium also has this issue.

This post was written on 17th September


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