Hardware acceleration in Firefox on Windows is not working properly. At least not for me. It’s causing all kinds of problems and it’s slowing down the browser very much.
With hardware acceleration turned on, I get:
- blurry text
- decrease in performance
- increase in non-responsiveness
- lagging user experience for almost any part of the user interface
- the “memory hog” experience
With hardware acceleration turned off, I get:
- clear and sharp text
- faster browsing experience
- non-lagging user interface
- a sense of lightness while using Firefox
I have no idea why hardware acceleration is having the opposite effects on my PC. I just thought you should know. I’m keeping it off – in Firefox 11 – on Windows. At least for now.
By the way, a WordPress bug made me explore.
It doesn’t work for me either, there are graphical glithces all over the place, it’s slow and there are like 5 seconds of non responding time when after start, and the start itself lasts forever.
From what I ‘ve read on the internet its AMD CPUs specific topped with an nVidia graphic card which is exactly what I have…
I have an Intel CPU with an Nvidia graphic card, so I guess the problem is probably not vendor specific. But, who knows…