Broken dropdown menus in chrome preferences

Dropdown menu is a white box

Are dropdown menus showing up blank in Chrome or Firefox?

Do you have multiple monitors?

Have you disabled all your extensions?

Went into incognito mode just to make sure?

Tried a different theme?

Have you reset your profile (using settings->advanced->reset profile)?

Still not working?

You might be using XMonad, a tiling window manager. There’s some bug going around, that’s supposedly have been fixed in the github repo. Slowly it’s making way to release packages. If you run ‘xprop -root -remove _NET_WORKAREA’ it magically fixes the issue, but periodically it will come back. You can read the details about the issue here.

This issue probably won’t affect 99% of computer users out there, but just in case you’re pulling your hair out trying to figure out what gives here’s a solution for you. If you’re interested in learning more about the issue, click here.

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