I have updated elementary OS one hour ago and I noticed really weird visual behavior with some elements. In Chrome, most of the times my context menu is black, but not always. When opening a new tab the bookmarks line is black.

Before the update everything was perfect.

Edit: Looks like the problem is only in Google Chrome

Here are some screenshots:

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  • Does this happen with other applications as well or only Google Chrome?
    – embik
    Jul 23, 2015 at 8:24
  • Looks like it is only in Chrome
    – Ivan Dokov
    Jul 23, 2015 at 8:26
  • Do you know by chance if the last update contained a new Chrome version then?
    – embik
    Jul 23, 2015 at 8:27
  • This is the update which brought the problem pastebin.com/90t9jCby
    – Ivan Dokov
    Jul 23, 2015 at 8:31
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    I guess the switch from Nouveau to NVIDIA 331.113 solved the issue. Add your comment as answer so I can accept it @Gabriel
    – Ivan Dokov
    Jul 24, 2015 at 6:18

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I too see this black menu on Chrome but only for a second.

It happened after I switched video drivers from Nouveau to proprietary (Nvidia-331).

Try accessing 'Additional controllers' or 'Additional drivers' (howewer it is called in english) and select a different driver.

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