Using Google Chrome and getting strange menu flickering in WordPress? That will be the slimming paint!

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, in the last day or two you may have noticed strange things happening to the menus in your WordPress dashboard. This is “thanks” to a new feature being enabled in the latest version of Chrome but is easy to fix.

Google Chrome WordPress menu problems

The problem has been caused by the default setting for “Slimming Paint” being changed to Enabled. Sadly, Slimming Paint is not an amazing body paint with weight shedding properties, but part of a project to improve the performance of your browser. Sadly, it’s at the stage for us WordPress users where it’s doing more harm than good.

To temporarily disable Slimming Paint, paste this into your browser address bar and hit enter:

At the next screen, click Enable and then relaunch your browser:


Simple as that!

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Jonathan Gwyer first delved into geekery with a ZX81 in 1981 and has been working in IT since 1990.

A Microsoft Certified Professional with many years of large corporate experience and training, he now focuses on helping small businesses make the most of their IT.
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  • Gabor Por

    Thank you. Dashboard is legible again.

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