Chrome and browsers generally can interact with and use other peripherals connected to your system. The mouse and keyboard are prominent examples, but a browser can also access your mic, speakers, and webcam if you allow it to. Some browsers also support hardware acceleration, enabling them to offload processing to specialized hardware, e.g., if you’re doing something that’s graphics-intensive0, Chrome can use the GPU instead of being limited to the onboard graphics card.
A browser that can use hardware acceleration can run better and support more powerful web apps. That said, a browser’s primary purpose is to load websites, and sometimes, its ability to use hardware acceleration gets in the way of loading a website correctly, e.g., some users report getting a blank screen when playing YouTube videos in Chrome. This risewindows article will show you how to disable hardware acceleration in chrome.
How to Turn Off Hardware Acceleration in Chrome?
To disable Hardware Acceleration in the Chrome browser, use these steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, open the
Step 2. Now, click on the
Step 3. Then, when the Chrome Settings page appears on the screen, select the
Step 4. After that, on the right side pane, under the “System” section, turn off the “Use hardware acceleration when available” toggle switch.
Step 5. Lastly, click the
How to Turn On Hardware Acceleration in Chrome?
To enable Hardware Acceleration in the Chrome browser, use these steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, open the [eybt]Chrome browser[/keybt] on your Windows 11 or 10machinese.
Step 2. Now, click on the
Step 3. When the Chrome Settings page appears on the screen, select the
Step 4. After that, on the right side pane, under the “System” section, turn on the “Use hardware acceleration when available” toggle switch.
Step 5. Finally, click the
How to Enable or Disable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome using Registry Editor?
If you use Windows 11 or 10, you can use the Registry Editor to turn on or off Hardware Acceleration in Chrome. Perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Next, browse to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Then, right-click on the
Step 4. After that, name the newly created key Google.
Step 5. Next, right-click on the
Step 6. Then, name this key
Step 7. After that, right-click on the
Step 8. Now, set the name to
Step 9. Here, double-click on the
- 0 = To disable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome.
- 1 = To enable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome.
Step 10. Then, click the
Step 11. Lastly, reboot your PC to apply the changes.
That’s it for the article.
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