How to Fix Flashing Issue in Arc Browser?

Flashing issues in the Arc browser often occur while watching YouTube videos or performing other tasks on the browser. When this happens, a random Arc window pops up for a second and disappears before you can figure out what’s going on.

This type of issue is not easy to troubleshoot, as it does not give us any information to figure out the root cause. However, according to reports from affected users, this issue could be caused by unnecessary extensions. While it could be the leading cause, it might not be the only one, as other factors, such as corrupted app or cache data, can contribute to triggering this issue.

1. Remove Extensions

One of the best solutions is to remove the extensions and then add them one by one until you find the one causing the issue. Using this approach, you will be able to determine which extension is causing the problem.

  1. Click the Arc icon at the top left of the browser.
  2. Hover over Extensions from the list of options and click Manage Extensions. Here, you will see all the extensions installed in your browser. Click Remove one by one to remove all the extensions.
  3. Once done, check if the issue is resolved. If it is, then install the extensions one by one until you encounter the issue again.

2. Create a New Space

Just like in Chrome, we create different profiles to keep our bookmarks, cookies, and history separate from other users. In Arc Browser, we can create a new space to keep our data separate. Creating a new space can fix a flashing issue. You can try this before proceeding to any other method.

  1. Open the Arc Browser, click the Plus icon at the bottom left, and click New Space.
  2. Give a name to your space and click the Default icon.
  3. Now select the New Profile and give a name to your profile.
  4. Once done, click Create Profile.
  5. Now verify if the same issue persists or is fixed.

3. Reset or Repair the Arc Browser

Resetting the Arc browser will remove application data, such as authentication cookies and cache data. Sometimes, the application data becomes corrupted, causing the application to behave unexpectedly. That is where the resetting and repairing application options come into play.

Repairing the application does not necessarily delete application data, but it will attempt to fix the application files that might be causing the issue.

  1. Click the Start Menu and type Arc.
  2. Right-click the Arc app and select App Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click the Repair option. If the problem persists, try resetting the Arc app.
  4. Once done, the issue should be gone.

If the problem is not resolved, you should reinstall the Arc browser, as there might be some corrupted files in the application directory causing the issue. If this also fails, reach out to the support team of Arc Browser to get further assistance with this issue.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.