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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Google Chrome browser shows corrupted content on Mac OS X – DisplayLink Support

Google Chrome browser shows corrupted content on Mac OS X – DisplayLink Support: "This issue is due to the browser attempting to use hardware acceleration functions not currently available on virtual screens."

I got bit by this bug - disabling hardware graphics acceleration in Chrome, but not elsewhere, fixed the problem, as recommended by DisplayLink.

I wonder why the DisplayLink cannot hook the acceleration calls, and report ion error when applied to their display?

But I also wonder why Chrome does not check the capabilities of the display.  Here, the problem is probably confusion, since some of my displays have acceleration, and some do not.   Heterogeneity - gotta love it!  

Q: why does MacOS expose use of accelerators to apps?

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