Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

Hardware acceleration can improve the performance of Chrome as long as there is a quality hardware to support it, such as a graphics card or sound card. For a large number of users who use onboard cards on both laptop and desktop computers, hardware acceleration does not yield the same results.

In today’s article, you’ll see how to disable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome to solve browser compatibility and stability issues.

Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

In a Chrome window, tap the three dots menu icon and then Settings.

Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

On the settings tab, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced to display even more Chrome settings.

Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

Then, scroll back to the end of the settings page and turn off the Use Hardware acceleration when available switch.

Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

That’s it! Hardware acceleration has been disabled, but to finish the process you will need to close all Chrome windows and open it again.

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My name is Dimitris Tonias, IT Pro, G(r)eek, focused on Server, Virtualization, and Cloud technologies.

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