Google Chrome 10: How to Enable Hardware Acceleration

Posted March 17, 2011 by Rob Rogers in Browsers, Google

If you using a desktop or a powerful laptop, you should take advantage of harware acceleration in your Chrome web browser. This isn’t recommended for netbooks.

1. Open the Chrome web browser.

2. Go to the address bar and input about:flags.

3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

4. Find GPU Accelerated Compositing and click the Enable link that is directly beneath it.

5. Find GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D and click the Enable link that is directly beneath it.

6. Restart your browser.

Make sure that you are running the latest drivers for your video card to ensure that the hardware acceleration is being done properly.


About Rob Rogers

Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
View more articles by Rob Rogers

The Conversation

Follow the reactions below and share your own thoughts.

  • Elvin

    oh txt. i just so print preview there 🙂

  • i totally recommend enabling the Sidebar Tabs option here too! (screenshot below)

    • Sidebar Tabs is great for those with widescreen monitors (namely me)!

  • I see GPU Accelerated Compositing, but not the other option.

    • What version of Chrome are you running and what operating system are you using?