Turning Off GPU Acceleration In Google Chrome

May 04, 2012

By Jamison Dance

I am currently working on a strange device that has a frankenstein mutated version of WebKit. The browser doesn’t support hardware acceleration, so I was looking for a way to turn it off in Google Chrome for debugging purposes.

I ran into this excellent site that lists all of the command-line arguments that Chromium takes, and a few of them apply to turning off the GPU:

Launching Chrome with these options gave me an experience more like the device I am working on, which greatly helped in performance optimization.

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