Newer versions of the Mozilla Firefox web browser incorporate a new feature called WebRender. This new feature has been designed so that Firefox improves your browsing performance and therefore that the web pages you visit load much faster than without this option.
Related: Firefox: Activate protection against Cryptominers and Fingerprinter
The WebRender function has been designed to replace the old: Composer (or graphics subsystem) of the Firefox browser to improve performance and stability. WebRender is extremely fast and helps Firefox run applications and web services at 60 FPS or using the GPU more effectively. So it makes rendering faster and smoother.
WebRender was announced 4 years ago however it has not been until now (v67 or higher) when the function has been included by default in the Firefox browser. However, it should be noted that WebRender is disabled in Mozilla Firefox, so to take advantage of it, we will have to activate it.
Before continuing, we must bear in mind that the WebRender function is only supported for users who use Mozilla Firefox on a computer with Windows 10 operating system and certain graphics cards but will soon be available for other operating systems such as Firefox v68.
That said, below we want to show you step by step how to enable or disable WebRender in the Mozilla Firefox browser:
How to enable or disable WebRender in Firefox to improve loading speed:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox, type about: config in the address bar and hit the Enter key.
2. Now a warning message will be displayed, in which you will have to click the button: I accept the risk!.
3. This will take you to the hidden advanced configuration page of Firefox, where you will have to type the name webrender in the frame Look for, which will reveal the following option:
– If by default, the value of the gfx.webrender.all option is set to TRUE, it means that the WebRender function is already activated in your Firefox browser.
– If the value of the gfx.webrender.all option is set to False, it means that the WebRender function is disabled in your Firefox browser.
4. To change the Webrender settings and thus enable or disable it, you will have to double click on the option: gfx.webrender.all
5. Once you have deactivated or activated Webrender in Firefox you will have to restart the browser for the changes to take effect.
How to check if Mozilla Firefox Webrender is activated:
If you want to check if the WebRender function is enabled, disabled or blocked in your Firefox browser, you can do so by typing about: support in the address bar and pressing the Enter key.
On the next screen you will have to look for the parameters: WEBRENDER and WEBRENDER_QUALIFIED.
Yes WEBRENDER It is shown as “opt-in by default: WebRender is an opt-in feature“and”available by user: Qualified enabled by pref“, it means that WebRender is enabled in your Firefox browser. Yes WEBRENDER_QUALIFIED It is shown as “blocked by env: Unsupported vendor“or”blocked by env: No qualified hardware“means that your operating system or graphics card (GPU) does not support the WebRender function at this time.
Leave a Reply