How to Turn Hardware Acceleration On and Off in Chrome

The question is how to turn hardware acceleration on/off? As you all know that Google Chrome comes equipped with many features and one of them is hardware acceleration. The feature takes advantage of your computer’s GPU to speed up processes and free vital CPU time. However, sometimes driver incompatibilities can cause this feature to misbehave, and disabling it could save you a few headaches. By default, hardware acceleration is enabled on Chrome. This article explains how to turn hardware acceleration on/off in Google Chrome.

How to Turn Hardware Acceleration On in Chrome   

You can turn hardware acceleration on/off through Chrome’s settings: Launch Google Chrome. Click the menu icon on the top right corner of the Window, and then click on “Settings.”

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Scroll down on that page and choose the Advanced link on the bottom left side of the Window.

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Click the “System” in the Advanced section.

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Click “Use hardware acceleration when available”, here you can select on or off as you desire.

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This was all to help you turn on or off hardware acceleration in Chrome. Moreover, if you have done all the process and still show up as being disabled, it could signal a problem. Whether with your graphics card or the drivers for your graphics card. Update the drivers on your computer to resolve these problems.

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