Office apps flash when a video is playing in the background

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2021

ISSUE

Certain sections of Office applications such as the inbox for Outlook or the Menu bar in Word, will flash black when a video is playing in the background. 

STATUS: WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, minimize the application that is displaying the video before viewing your Office application. 

Microsoft is aware of this issue and is currently working on a fix. 

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