Flashing screen

I have Flashing screen if file save. A day ago i update macOS to version 13 Ventura.


OS: macOS 13 Ventura

chip: Apple M1



Please follow https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-304550 for updates

Note that this might be a general issue for Ventura, related to Metal rendering, but not specific to our apps.


Good afternoon! Faced the same problem.


I have  the same problem


Disabling the screen mirror fixed the issue.

Settings -> Displays -> Advanced ->  Disable "Allow your pointer ..."


Disabling the "Allow your pointer ..." option did not fix this issue. The screen is still flickering.


Please try adding -Dsun.java2d.metal=false in IDE main menu Help | Edit custom VM options... and restart the IDE to see if it helps.


One : https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/8274934050706/comments/8361407727890; Or you can change your idea jdkruntime to zulu-jdk,because zulu-jdk has implemented metal render which have a better performance UI in M1.


Yeah same problem and its hapenning with this ide only im using xcode and others too but they are working fine the solution from Elena Pogorelova works but still it flickr one time abruptly


The solution provided by Elena Pogorelova worked for me. The screen is not flashing after saving the file anymore although it flashed from time to time (like every 5 minutes).


Minesunny's solution fixed the issue for me. No more flickering.

WebStorm: 2022.3.1

OS: macOS 13 Ventura

Chip: Apple M1


I have the sam problem. When Metal is active it seems that something is overloaded and something restarts and then the complete screen is refreshing. When you disable metal with it's working better but then you have some other problems.


same issue here

WebStorm 2022.3.1
Build #WS-223.8214.51, built on December 20, 2022
For educational use only.
Runtime version: 17.0.5+1-b653.23 aarch64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
macOS 13.1
GC: G1 Young Generation, G1 Old Generation
Memory: 1024M
Cores: 8
Metal Rendering is ON
Non-Bundled Plugins:
    com.intellij.ko (223.228)
    IdeaVIM (2.1.0)


Also on Ventura, 13.1 every now and then my screen flashes when typing. its so strong that i startle. like someone shot a photo. And my CPU runs very hot whenever I use WebStorm. I have the i9 Processor 16 inch macbook pro with AMD and intel graphics.


Same issue, like Richie Habbie said. Screen is flashing inside Clion, PyCharm and Idea upon fast typing. It shows up itself most strongly in PyCharm. Each time entering "std::cout << std::end;" causes the screen to flicker two or three times which is very annoying

Checked the same problem in Rider 2022.3.3, GoLand 2022.3.4 and didn't find the issue.

Clion 2022.3.3, PyCharm 2022.3.3, Idea 2022.3.3

MacBook Pro 16 M1, macOs Ventura 13.1


Apple M1 Max, OS  13.4.1.

The issue was fixed by: 

1) adding -Dsun.java2d.metal=false

2) Mac setting -> Desktop&Dock -> Menu Bar -> Automatically hide... set to "never"


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