Some of Showpad's features run best when hardware acceleration is turned on. Hardware acceleration is a process by which applications offload or send certain commands and tasks to specialized hardware in your system to increase performance and reduce the load on the CPU. We recommend that hardware acceleration is turned on when you are using Showpad Video.
Learn how to enable hardware acceleration for three recommended browsers to bring out the best in your Showpad Videos below.
- Allows hardware acceleration for recording Showpad Video messages
- Enables Showpad Video capabilities such as virtual backgrounds
You need this to succeed
- An up-to-date browser, such as Chrome, Edge, or Firefox
- Access to browser settings
Select your browser
- Click the three dots on the upper right-hand side of your browser. Select Settings.
- Expand the Advanced Settings menu and select System.
- The toggle is automatically on in most cases. You can turn hardware acceleration off and on here.
- In the upper right-hand corner of your browser, select Settings and more via the three-dot menu.
- Choose System and Performance.
- In most cases, the hardware acceleration will already be toggled on. You can turn the setting off and on here.
- In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and choose Preferences.
- In most cases, hardware acceleration for Firefox will already be turned on indicated by a check box that says Use recommended performance settings.
- By unchecking the box, hardware acceleration will reveal itself as another box to be ticked off or on. You can change your settings here.