How to Enable or Disable Hardware Acceleration In Internet Explorer 9

Its been a while since Internet Explorer 9 came out. Internet Explorer 9 has a streamlined design, fewer dialog boxes to click through, more intuitive navigation, and many new features that speed up your web browsing experience. One of the most impressive features of Internet explorer9 is Hardware acceleration (also known as GPU rendering) that utilizing your computers GPU (Graphical processing unit) to render webpages faster. The result is faster graphical rendering and more accelerated graphics. By default, hardware acceleration (GPU rendering) is enabled in IE9 to offer next-generation experiences with GPU-powered HTML5 graphics.

 If you are using a low end/low power computer or laptop, you may experience some performance issues. So if you are facing slowness or any problem while using IE 9 beta. You can try to disable GPU hardware acceleration in IE 9 beta and use software rendering instead, your PC  performance may be dramatically increased.

You can enable or disable hardware acceleration in Internet Explorer 9, just follow the simple steps mentioned below:

1. Open Internet Explorer 9. Click the “Tools” icon (the gear) on the far right side of the toolbar (or use the keyboard command, “Alt+x”) and select “Internet options”. as shown below picture.

Enable or Disable Hardware Acceleration In Internet Explorer 9

2, When the Internet Options window appears, browse to the “Advanced” tab. Under Accelerated graphics, check the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering checkbox.

Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering in IE9

3, Click OK and you are done. Now  restart Internet explorer for the changes to take effect.

This setting will disable hardware acceleration and use software rendering in IE9, however you can Enable Hardware Acceleration again by simply unchecking the checkbox from Internet options > Advanced.

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