How to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox and Chrome

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The term Hardware acceleration means that the computer hardware is used to perform a particular task and run faster than with software. This can significantly improve the performance of an application. Although Windows best keeps the settings at their default values, you can disable or disable the hardware acceleration of an application. If you disable hardware acceleration completely, the application runs in software rendering mode, which could affect performance. However, you may need to disable hardware acceleration for a particular application.

We have already seen how to enable or disable hardware acceleration in Internet Explorer and how to disable hardware graphics acceleration in Office applications, now we see how to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox and Chrome browsers on Windows 10.

Disable hardware acceleration in Firefox

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To disable hardware in Mozilla Firefox, open the browser > Options.

Descend a little below the General section to see the performances. Disable option Use hardware acceleration when available.

Restart Firefox.

Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

To disable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome browser, start your browser and open Settings.

Scroll down a bit and click Show Advanced Settings.

Under System, delete Use hardware acceleration if available.

Restart Chrome.

I hope it helps you!

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