With the recent changes here, I've noticed something strange on the meta site. Whenever I scroll, the side bars flicker. It's a little distracting, and I was curious if others were having this problem, or if anyone had even noticed it yet. This doesn't happen on the main site.

  • I was confused as to what you meant by sidebars; you mean the dark-gray background, right? Not the stuff with the related Questions and community bulletins and what not? I can reproduce this on Chrome Dev in Windows.
    – Mana
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 17:43
  • Also, I think it does happen on the main site, it's just not nearly as apparent.
    – Mana
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 17:46
  • Yeah, sorry. I mean the gray background, which I guess only has visible flickering on the side. Also, I see it happening in both Chrome and IE9.
    – Ben
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 18:01
  • Do you have smooth scrolling turned on? Oh wait, never mind. It's just not as noticeable (or seizure inducing) with it off compared to on.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 19:09

1 Answer 1


This could be vsync issue.

Applying background-attachment:fixed to the body tag with the background should resolve this issue.

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    You're doing the Lord's work, sir. This fixes the bug. The change will be in the next prod build.
    – Jin
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 18:11

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