Discord Overlay settings not changing or revert to default, issue being looked into

Discord is one of the most popular messaging services available. More than just a messaging service, Discord is a communication and interaction platform full of possibilities.

Users can access Discord through the website or through dedicated apps. The service offers various customization options to adjust the UI to your liking.

One of the Discord customization options available is the Overlay settings. However, this particular option is currently experiencing an issue.

More specifically, according to multiple reports, Discord Overlay settings are not changing or revert to default (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Discord Overlay settings issues: not changing or revert to default

There is currently a glitch in the Discord Overlay settings that causes options to be unclickable for users.


Discord Overlay options unclickable

I’m unable to change any of the radio buttons or which corner of the screen notifications appear on under settings -> activity settings -> game overlay. When I click the other options nothing changes – they’re just unselectable. I can interact with the “enable in-game overlay” and “show text chat notifications” toggles.

I am on Windows 11 and Stable 124397 (2bf79b5) of the app. I’ve reinstalled Discord, disabled developer mode and rebooted to no avail.

Cant change overlay settings

I’m trying to play something, and when you switch between accounts it resets your discord overlay settings. I recently switch between my accounts, and when I went back in to edit my overlay settings, they cant be edited. I try to click on them but it won’t change.

Also, for some the Discord Overlay settings reverted to default by themselves, without the user changing anything.


According to reports, everything affected users have tried failed to resolve the issue. Not even a complete uninstall and reinstall of the app/client seems to help.

I have this issue too. Tried re-installing and running discord as administrator but I still can’t change the settings. Still shows up normally in-game and can completely turn it on/off though.

Discord team is looking into the glitch

The Discord team is already aware of the issue in question and is investigating. At the moment, there are no details on an estimated arrival date for a fix that will return the situation to normal.

Hey there! We are currently looking into some issues with the Overlay not saving your settings once changes have been made! I’m so sorry for the hassle!

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