Closed Bug 1115990 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Add an option to Prefs/Advanced to enable/disable the hardware acceleration

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Preferences, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED
Thunderbird 37.0

People

(Reporter: Paenglab, Assigned: Paenglab)

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I had multiple times in bugs to ask users to disable the HWA to test if this would fix the issue. Now we have to guide the users to use the about:config editor and change 'layers.acceleration.disabled' and additionally on Windows 'gfx.direct2d.disabled'.

It would be easier to guide the users with "uncheck the hardware acceleration on Prefs/Advanced/General".

Firefox/Seamonkey have this option already at this position.
Attached patch addHWA.patchSplinter Review
Assignee: nobody → richard.marti
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #8541929 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla)
Comment on attachment 8541929 [details] [diff] [review]
addHWA.patch

Review of attachment 8541929 [details] [diff] [review]:
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Hmm, if it really does something only for windows, why it is shown (and enabled) for other OSs?
On all platforms it changes 'layers.acceleration.disabled' directly in XUL <preference> and on Windows additionally 'gfx.direct2d.disabled' through JS.
Comment on attachment 8541929 [details] [diff] [review]
addHWA.patch

Review of attachment 8541929 [details] [diff] [review]:
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Ah, ok! r=mkmelin
Attachment #8541929 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla) → review+
Keywords: checkin-needed
http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/0a8edd34398c
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 37.0
Keywords: checkin-needed
See Also: → 680265
Flags: in-testsuite-
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