As described in the title, it occurs when scrolling up and down on a web page, it occurs when watching videos. You can go on youtube and do the screen tearing test and it easily shows up on the test. In general, it is bad in linux, but relatively under control on Manjaro, but it seems to be the worse on elementary OS, at least for me. I do have an nvidia card. I have tried the force full composite pipeline; but that still didn't fix it.
To fix the screen tearing issue, one has to edit or create this file located /usr/share/X11/xorg.confi.d/20-intel.conf as root, then add the following: Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "Intel" Option "AccelMethod" "sna" Option "TearFree" "true" Option "DRI" "3" EndSection This should fix the tearing by disabling the graphics card from purging.