Google Maps in Safari Very Choppy

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  1. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else noticed this when panning on a map within Safari on a rMB? It stutters and skips around.
     
  2. blen macrumors regular

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  3. LostAggie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! Why does web GL suck so bad?
     
  4. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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  5. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    in preferences/privacy.

    Turning off webgl significantly improves things with google maps. Note the apple maps app flies.
     
  6. LostAggie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It seems it works okay in Chrome and Firefox... Hmmm...
     
  7. blen macrumors regular

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    WebGL uses the GPU, which is pretty weak in the macbook.
     
  8. ctdw macrumors member

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    Performance for Google Maps was not much better on my rMBP 13 in Safari. The solution for me was to use Chrome.
     
  9. bobsaget123 macrumors member

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    Are there consequences for turning off WebGL? E.g. decreased battery life, worse performance in other websites, etc? Why was it even on in the first place?
     
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  11. blen macrumors regular

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    WebGL brings 3D graphics to the web. It's not widely adopted quite yet (browser support is limited) so it's safe to say you will not miss much. You can always enable it.

    Learn more here: https://www.khronos.org/webgl/
     
  12. blen macrumors regular

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    I think disabling WebGL basically forces lite mode.
     
  13. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    not to beat this issue but the GPU is way overkill for something like maps.
     
  14. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I had this problem when I first got the Macbook, but somehow it resolved itself shortly thereafter and I don't think I've ever made any settings changes... Works nice and smooth now.
     
  15. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm, panning in Google Maps in Safari on my rMB is fine.
     

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