Hardware Acceleration Support

How to enable Hardware Acceleration for your browser

To deliver the rich functionality and performance that our platform is known for, SyncSketch relies on WebGL, which is a standard rendering library in most modern browsers. You can check if your browser is compatible on https://get.webgl.org/

For more technical details about WebGL on your machine, visit WebGL Report.

Please follow the instructions below to enable WebGL / Hardware Acceleration.
If you are having trouble with the instructions or are still see slow performance after completing them, please contact us at support@syncsketch.com


Chrome offers full support for WebGL on all platforms, so if you’re having trouble running WebGL on Chrome, you simply may need to update to a more recent version of Chrome.

If you are using the most recent version of Chrome and are still having trouble, make sure the "Use hardware acceleration when available" setting is enabled in your Chrome settings by taking the following steps:

  1. Go to chrome://settings in your address bar, or click the three dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window and select Settings.
  2. In the left hand menu, select System.
  3. Toggle Use hardware acceleration when available to the ON position (the button should be blue).
  4. Click the Relaunch button to restart Chrome and apply your new settings.


If you’re having trouble running WebGL in Firefox, please take the following steps:

  1. Go to about:config in your address bar.
  2. Search for webgl.force-enabled and make sure this preference is set to true. If it's currently set to false, click the toggle icon on the far right to change the value to true.
  3. Search for webgl.disabled and make sure this preference is set to false. If it's currently set to true, click the toggle icon on the far right to change the value to false.
  4. Restart Firefox to apply your new settings.

If you're still having trouble running WebGL in Firefox on a Windows computer after taking these steps, your graphics driver may be to blame; WebGL is not compatible with certain graphics drivers. If you continue to have trouble, you can either update your driver (IntelAMD, or NVIDIA), or (recommended) simply switch to a compatible browser.


WebGL is generally enabled by default in Safari. However, if you are using a computer on which WebGL may present a security risk, you may have to enable WebGL manually by taking the following steps:

  1. From the menu bar, click Safari and then select Preferences.
  2. Select the Websites tab.
  3. Select WebGL from the list on the left side of the window. (Again, you will only see this option if WebGL has been disabled in your browser.)
  4. If you see syncsketch.com listed on the right, select Allow from the drop-down menu.
  5. If you do not see syncsketch.com listed on the right, look for When visiting other websites in the lower-right corner of the window, and select Ask or Allow from the drop-down menu.

Safari (iOS)

In Safari 7.1.3 (OS X 10.9) and earlier, WebGL must be enabled manually.
Go to Safari → Preferences → Advanced and check Show Develop menu in menu bar. Go to Develop → Enable WebGL.

Internet Explorer

WebGL is only supported on Internet Explorer 11 and later. If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 7, update your Internet Explorer to version 11

If you're running an earlier version of Windows, either update your operating system or switch to a compatible browser.


Having trouble with the instructions or are still see slow performance?
Please contact us at support@syncsketch.com