Ok, the title is deliberately inflammatory, but I encountered a very weird set of problems. The last couple of times I shared my screen on a Zoom call, my screen flickered on and off a few times and the “scale and layout” setting (i.e. “200% (Recommended)”) changed itself, too. I googled this and Zoom’s only response to this (and seemingly practically the only kind of support response you get from anyone anymore, as I’ve come to find) was, “reinstall,” which I did but it happened again yesterday. Also yesterday the following things happened:
I noticed a weird artifact that took the form a small square with what I can only describe as “colorful VHS static” that would appear, change a few times and then go away. This persisted after the call ended and I quit zoom, until I rebooted the computer.
While sharing my screen, I fired up a Word doc and Word was extremely slow. It operated for me as though I was watching someone screen share it. Three second lag between clicking or scrolling and the herjy-jerky response from the computer. This persisted until I uninstalled Zoom and rebooted the computer today!
I ran a Malwarebytes scan and it found nothing. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Totally bizarre, and it feels weird to blame Zoom, and yet uninstalling it fixed my Word problem!