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Disable Firefox 4 GPU Hardware acceleration

Firefox 4 introduces hardware acceleration support which enables usage of GPU (graphics adapter card) to render images, animations, graphics and videos for faster browser performance especially when loading web pages with rich media contents. However, not all people is benefiting from hardware acceleration though, especially on system which has graphics card which does not support Direct2D and/or DirectWrite.

Firefox 4 enables and turns on hardware acceleration on GPU by default. If need to, here’s the way to disable, turn off and deactivate hardware acceleration support in Firefox 4.

If you’re having the blurry and bad font rendering issue GPU driver failure in Firefox 4, you can disable Firefox 4 GPU acceleration completely..

  1. In Firefox, click on Firefox button, and then Options.

  2. Go to Advanced tab.

  3. Un-check/ Un-Select the check box of Use hardware acceleration when available option.


Disable Firefox 4 GPU Hardware acceleration Disable Firefox 4 GPU Hardware acceleration Reviewed by Imran Baig on 12:08:00 PM Rating: 5
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