Did a little bit of updating and all of a sudden, the word "normal" is appearing in my apps. See below. Anyone have any idea how to get rid of this?

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  • Just started showing up on my programs too and it's really annoying.
    – tlrstn
    Mar 11, 2021 at 21:35

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You must be having an nVidia graphics card. If so, open nVidia X Server Settings from the Applications menu, go to OpenGL Settings and uncheck "Enable Graphics API Visual Indicator".

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    It was already unchecked, I checked it and relaunched apps to test it and it just added more info to the right side of the window (like vblank for example). I rolled back to 435 from 440 and that seemed to resolve the issue. I'll skip 440 and wait to see whats going on with their big linux driver announcement I was just reading about. Thanks for helping me look in the right place.
    – Cerebrix
    Dec 7, 2019 at 19:44
  • @Cerebrix Glad I could help! I am running 435 now as well, and that option is not even present in the nVidia Settings. The big linux driver announcement... are you refering to the on-demand nVIdia option?
    – Vlad
    Dec 7, 2019 at 20:06
  • I'm referring to this.. phoronix.com/…
    – Cerebrix
    Dec 7, 2019 at 21:06

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