Closed Bug 612186 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Forcing D2D enabled will also make it seem I have a D3D10 device in about:support


(Core :: Graphics, defect)

Windows 7
Not set





(Reporter: mozbugz, Unassigned)



I flipped the pref: gfx.direct2d.force-enabled;true and it makes firefox believe it can use the D3D10 path and reports a Direct3D10 accelerated window when paired with turning on the hardware acceleration option (layers.accelerate-all;true).  I also updated the latest Nvidia drivers.

Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
Vendor ID 10de
Device ID 07e3
Adapter RAM 256
Adapter Drivers nvd3dum
Driver Version
Driver Date 10-16-2010
Direct2D Enabled true
DirectWrite Enabled true 
GPU Accelerated Windows 1/1 Direct3D 10
This is kind of a weird bug.  If I leave gfx.direct2d.force-enabled set to false, then it will only report a D3D9 device no matter if I set layers.prefer-D3D9 to true or false.
Blocks: d2d
This is correct behavior. In order for Direct3D 10 layers to be used a Direct3D 10 device needs to be available from Direct2D. This is the case when Direct2D is force-enabled. When Direct2D is not enabled it can never use Direct3D 10 layers.

Direct3D 10 layers are the preferred layers type when using Direct2D. Direct3D 9 layers with Direct2D will most likely be removed at some point in the future.
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.