Google Chrome is my primary browser for months now and I have not moved back to Firefox in a long time. I however use Firefox for many specific sites and transactions which do not complete so smoothly with Chrome. One of the primary reasons for me to use Google Chrome is the speed and responsiveness of Google Chrome. But what if it gets even better? Who does not like things better. In this post, I share with you a tip to further speed up your Google Chrome Browser by using Hardware Acceleration feature which is mostly disabled in browsers by default.
Before I tell you about hardware acceleration, I must warn you about the potential risks. If the feature does not work the way it is supposed to, it may crash the browser or make it unstable, so use it at your discretion and try it before you want to keep this change permanently. The feature may not work well on some computers.
Also here is the official Warning which shows when you open the flag settings page in the below tutorial :
These experimental features may change, break, or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust. Jokes aside, your browser may delete all your data, or your security and privacy could be compromised in unexpected ways. Please proceed with caution.Advertisement
How To Enable Hardware Acceleration In Google Chrome?
Step 1: Open Google Chrome Browser and in address bar type “about:flags”
Step 2: Scroll Down to “GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D” and enable it.
Step 3: Close the Google Chrome browser and open again. The GPU accelerated (Hardware accelerated graphics) is now enabled. It will perform better with the computers with dedicated graphics cards compared to the ones without them. If you find any problem with the browser after making the changes, revert the setting, otherwise just enjoy the Faster Google Chrome !