Pyxel Edit made my monitor flicker... and now it won't stop.

edited April 30 in Bug reports
So, this is a really really strange bug.
I have a second monitor connected to my laptop, where (on the second monitor) I use Pyxel Edit. Keep in mind, my monitor has never flickered! It was fine at first, but then I started to notice that when I zoomed in on the canvas, the edges of the screen started to get increasingly more violent in it's flickering. I thought "Alright, I guess I'll refrain from zooming in a lot". Then after a few days it started getting worse. Every time I opened the program, the screen had a vibrating seizure. And I was disappointed, because I wanted to use Pyxel Edit but now it's impossible to look at because I'm going to get sick. Keep in mind, too, that the flickering literally ONLY happened when Pyxel Edit was open. Recently, I opened Pyxel Edit to see if it fixed itself, and it didn't, so I left the program.
But now it won't STOP. It is very subtle, and I guess I could get used to it but it's there.
I've tried everything... it makes no sense, how could this program cause a permanent visual error? I've tried everything on the internet: changing hertz, changing cables, stopping overclocking...
I guess my question is: Why did this happen in the first place? Can I fix it?

Thank you!


  • That's extremely weird. I can only guess what could have caused it. Maybe the repeating background pattern somehow upsets the monitor, since the zoom level seems to change how much it flickers. If you take a screenshot of the application, and open it on that monitor, does it trigger the issue? Is it an older monitor?
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