Partial black screen on video playback when mouse dissapears

I am having a weird problem with video playback. I am using the I3 version.
Namely, if my mouse is over the video while it is playing, it disappears as it should after a few seconds, but then my screen goes partially black, with only a strip of the video visible. If I move my mouse, the video comes back normally but goes black again when I stop moving the mouse and it disappears. The only temporary fix is to switch to another workspace and then switch back, but when I move my mouse again the same problem comes back.
This is what it looks like after the cursor disappears:

Any idea what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance!


My guess is that it’s a flaw in the window manager itself, or possibly in the video driver you’re using.

Please post the output of… :arrow_down:

inxi -Fazy7

Also, what video player are you using?

Thx, for the quick answer!
It happens both with VLC and also when I play videos in Chrome or Firefox. Seems like any video playback triggers it.

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Anyone has any idea what this could be?