Question / Help Black screen when recording with Window Capture on NVIDIA Laptop. Global Default for all applications has already been set to run on NVIDIA GPU.


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When using OBS to record with Window Capture, a black screen with only my mouse visible is recorded. I have already looked at the pinned post on this forum as well as the laptop troubleshooting guide and have added the .exe path for OBS to the list of programs that use the NVIDIA processor in the NVIDIA control panel. After being unsuccessful, I set the global default for all applications to run on the NVIDIA GPU which also failed to work. I've attached images of the NVIDIA control panel as well as an image of OBS recording a black screen.
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You need to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome, otherwise it can't be captured with window capture.