I notice lately it’s awfully annoying when streaming some videos on macOS. It’s constantly flickering when in full-screen mode.
First thing I notice is when I stream Netflix with Safari in full-screen mode.
Then another thing also happened when I stream Apple TV+ using their new
TV.app, which is also in full-screen mode.
I was wondering what could possibly be cause this.
Some forums said that it is a bug on macOS when you turn the subtitle on. I tried to disable the subtitle and yes it doesn’t flicker.
But I can’t do that forever. English is my second (if not third) language. So I really can enjoy the streaming full experience if I turn on the subtitle.
I was about to give up until I found this Apple Community thread.
Here I quote the answer from the user
It might sound crazy but I’ve read on a reddit forum that resizing the mouse pointer to a larger size and then returning it back to normal size will fix your issue. This is a temporary fix but it’s better than having to reset the whole system again. It worked for me.
At first I thought it might not work, since it’s a silly solution. But then, why not try it?
I was surprised it actually works!
I didn’t notice the flickering anymore when I stream Netflix with subtitle on and full-screen mode.
Here’s the step you can try:
System Preferencesof your macOS.
Displayfrom left options.
- Change the
Largethen return it again to
Check if it works by streaming a movie on Netlix or
Hopefully this simple tutorial is helpful for you. Let me know if you still face the same issue. Thank you for reading.