Troubleshooting

How to disable hardware acceleration on Microsoft Edge

If Edge Chromium is having issues displaying visual elements on the screen, disabling hardware acceleration may fix the problem – Here's how.

Microsoft Edge Chromium disable hardware acceleration

Microsoft Edge Chromium comes with hardware acceleration, a feature that enable the browser to access the graphics card on the device to speed up certain tasks to improve the overall user experience.

However, depending on your computer configuration, hardware acceleration can negatively affect the experience by preventing visual elements from displaying correctly.

If you’re seeing menus and dialog boxes not rendering as expected, or a green screen when trying to play a video on Microsoft Edge, disabling hardware acceleration can resolve the problem.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to disable hardware acceleration in the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

How to disable hardware acceleration Microsoft Edge

To disable hardware acceleration on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Click on System.

  5. Under the “System” section, turn off the Use hardware acceleration when available toggle switch.

    Microsoft Edge disable hardware acceleration option
    Microsoft Edge disable hardware acceleration option
  6. Click the Restart button.

Once you complete the steps, menus and visual elements should render correctly in the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.