Resolution for Windows 10 Blackout hampers their drawing app. If you run Windows 10, version 2004, you may have noticed some unusual shenanigans going on where your system’s monitor is concerned. If you’re using a tablet or laptop with a display built into the machine itself, it may flicker periodically. Suppose you’re using a desktop PC with a standalone monitor external to the CPU. In that case, when you activate the Windows drawing function in specific applications (Word, Whiteboard, or others), the screen may go dark.
Sometimes, the effect is only temporary, and sometimes, it just stays off until you reboot, which exits the drawing app program you’re working. In either case, though, after you experience the issue, if you go to your Device Manager page, you’ll see that your graphics card has flags for having problems.
It’s not the Graphics Card
It’s not your graphics card, it’s Windows, and although the issue only impacts a small percentage of the OS’s massive user base, it has been an infuriating issue indeed. If it’s something you’ve been pulling your hair out over when you’re working with the drawing app, there’s good news; there is a resolution, and the fix is in!
The release of Window’s resolution had little fanfare during October’s non-security preview cumulative update, KB4577063. However, the company only updated the advisory concerning this bug, particularly on October 28th, so few people were aware of the resolution of Window’s 10 drawing app until quite recently.
Even though Microsoft took a long time tracking down and fixing, and Windows was slow to update their site and let everyone know the issue was a thing of the past, this is a resolution and is great news.
While the display issues are with the drawing apps and only impacts a small percentage of the Windows user base, it was essentially paralyzing for those users. Kudos to Microsoft Windows for getting it right, and if you rely on the drawing function to do your job, you are now officially back in business.