The fact that my (full updated) video card will occasionally blue screen my screen after playing Flash videos aside, my next biggest video card related gripe is floating phantom menus:
You know the ones – those ones that stick around, in front of everything, after you click on a random menu item. They only seem to go away when you restart your system or force a screen resolution change. Since that involves multiple clicks and a dialog I’ve written a tiny, one line, screen refresher. Run it to exorcise those menus!
Note: Unfortunately this doesn’t solve the actual problem that causes this, so you’ll probably get more phantoms afterwards.
Grab the Project (VS2010, C++)
P.S. For reference, all the code does is call ChangeDisplaySettings with (NULL, 0) in order to refresh the screen settings from the registry.