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How to disable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome

If Chrome is having problems displaying visual elements on the screen, then turning off hardware acceleration may fix the problem. Here's how.

Disabling hardware acceleration in Chrome

In Google Chrome, hardware acceleration is a feature that allows the browser to access to the device graphics hardware to speed up processes, thus improving the overall user experience when surfing the internet.

However, depending on your device configuration, hardware acceleration can negatively affect your experience by preventing visual elements from displaying correctly on the screen.

If you’re seeing menus and dialog boxes not rendering as expected, disabling hardware acceleration can fix this issue.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome.

How to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

To prevent Google Chrome from using hardware acceleration, use these steps:

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. Click the hamburger button in the top-right corner and click on Settings.

  3. Click the Settings button in the top-left corner and click on Advanced.

  4. Click on System.

    Google Chrome settings menu
    Google Chrome settings menu
  5. Under the “System” section, turn off the Use hardware acceleration when available toggle switch.

    Disable Chrome hardware acceleration
    Disable Chrome hardware acceleration
  6. Click the Relaunch button.

Once you complete the steps, menus and visual elements should render correctly on Chrome.