Want to make Google Chrome faster? Enable this setting

Google Chrome is one of the fastest and most popular internet browsers available right now. While Chrome is often regarded as a memory hog by many, the app’s simplistic user interface and responsiveness make up for it. However, a feature called ‘Hardware acceleration’ can make Chrome even faster.

By default, Chrome makes use of your machine’s CPU and software to render webpages and content. Enabling ‘Hardware acceleration’ will force the browser to make use of your machine’s graphic card to load web pages, which results in improved performance and responsiveness. It is helpful if you often visit graphic-heavy web pages or watch videos on the browser.


Chrome settings Turn on hardware acceleration can make your browser faster. (Express Photo)

How to enable Hardware acceleration in Chrome?

1. Launch Chrome and click on the vertical three-dot button that appears on the top right of the screen.

2. Now, click on ‘Settings’ and head over to the ‘System’ tab that appears on the left panel.

3. On the page that appears, you will see an option called ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’. Turn it on and relaunch Chrome.

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You can confirm if hardware acceleration is enabled by heading over to the same page after relaunching the browser. Users can also type ‘chrome://gpu’ in Chrome’s address bar and hit enter. If the feature is enabled, you will see ‘Hardware accelerated’ in green coloured text under the ‘Graphic Feature Status’ section.

Note: If you experience weird glitches or the browser crashes or freezes after enabling hardware acceleration, disabling the feature might help fix the problem.