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getting 'flashes' like patches on my screen,same colour as the avi's its coming from mainly,


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Hello joeblack and welcome to SL Forums. Sounds like a problem with your graphics. At first download the last drivers for your graphics card.

For Nvidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

For Amd: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

For Intel: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/

If the problem remains disable VBO under Preferences --> Graphics --> Hardware and also Http textures under Menu Develop (Ctrl+Alt+Q). See if something makes any difference.

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Hello joeblack and welcome to SL Forums. Sounds like a problem with your graphics. At first download the last drivers for your graphics card.

For Nvidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

For Amd: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

For Intel: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/

If the problem remains disable VBO under Preferences --> Graphics --> Hardware and also Http textures under Menu Develop (Ctrl+Alt+Q). See if something makes any difference.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind? :smileytongue: Sorry, it was too tempting... Check for a particle emitter around you that could cause flashlights. If you own the land, enable the invisible objetcs and the beacons to highlight any particle emitter object.


Invisible objects

It may be impossible to see some objects if they are invisible. The Highlight Transparent feature allows you to view invisible objects. Transparent objects will turn translucent red once this feature has been enabled.

  • Go to View > Highlight Transparent on the menu bar

(for Viewer 2 Go to Advanced > Highlighting and Visibility > Highlight Transparent)

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Beacons

Often, object you are looking for may contain a script. Beacons make it easy to locate any objects that contain a script.

  • Go to View > Beacons > Scripted Objects on the menu bar

If the beacons don't appear to be working, make sure the Render Beacons option is enabled. This draws crosshairs over any beacons, making them easier to locate.

  • Go to View > Beacons Always On (Ctrl-N) on the menu bar

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I agree with Angel that this looks like a problem with your graphics card, but it could be more ominous than just "a problem."  If you are starting to get patches of color flashing on the screen, your graphics card may be failing.  That's a common symptom of a system that has been overheating and is about to burn out.  Take this seriously, because you could be damaging other components as well as your graphics card.  Before you do anything else, unplug the computer, open the case, and use a can of air to blow out all the accumulated dust bunnies and cat hair. You should be doing that regularly every month or so, especially if your box is on the floor.  Be sure that you have adequate ventilation.  An extra fan or two in the box is a cheap investment against overheating.  If you are using a laptop instead of a desktop, you may need to have a professional open it and clean it out.  Be very sure that you are not blocking any ventilation ports when you use the machine.  You can get (or make) a support to lift the laptop off the working surface (NOT YOUR LAP) and let cool air flow around it.

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