While browsing the web with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, many users have experienced latency issues and have complained about videos and web pages loading slowly. The best solution to this problem is to disable the hardware acceleration setting which is available in the three major browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.

By disabling the hardware acceleration setting in a browser, you are forcing it to process all graphics with the GPU (graphics processing unit). This lessens the browser’s work load and helps you to speed up its function.

Note: Hardware acceleration is used to support graphics-intensive games, videos, and visualizations in browsers.

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How to Disable Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome

  • Click on Google Chrome’s main menu button which is located in the top-right of the screen.

  • Click on Settings from the context menu.

  • At the bottom of the page, click on Show advanced settings.

  • Scroll down, and under System, uncheck the box Use hardware acceleration when available.Restart Chrome.


How to Disable Hardware Acceleration in Mozilla Firefox

  • Click the Firefox Main Menu button in the top-right of the screen.

  • Click on Options.

  • Go to the advanced tab, and uncheck the option Use hardware acceleration when available. Then click OK.


How to Disable Hardware Acceleration in Internet Explorer

  • Click on the Tools button which is located in top-right, or press the shortcut Alt+x.

  • Click on Internet Options.

  • Go to the Advanced Tab.

  • In Settings under the Accelerated graphics label, uncheck the box Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering.

  • Click OK, and restart the IE browser if required.


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