Much Smoother Web Scrolling on MPR 15

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  1. Office Hours, Jun 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2012

    Office Hours macrumors member

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    #1
    Here's what I did:

    1. Download Chrome Dev Channel, stable may also have these settings, not sure.

    2. Go to chrome://flags

    3. Enable GPU compositing, Enable Thread Compositing, Enable Per Tile Painting (last one may not be required but I did it.)

    4. Restart Chrome.

    5. Enjoy.

    I have no doubt that it's a software issue. It's not perfect but has a noticeable effect and will only get better. If the iPad 3 can do it, a Ivy Bridge and dGPU can do it.

    Update: Most sites work perfectly, much better than Safari. It seems that it chugs on sites that use a lot of newer CSS3 stuff (The Verge), @ native resolution it's a lot better but you can tell it's not perfect either. Performance with advance filters will improve over time I bet.
     
  2. MrGando macrumors member

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    #2
    Was going to post this tomorrow, but you beat me :)

    Cheers.
     
  3. macNewbie02 macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks for the update, good to hear!

    How's the infamous facebook working for you?
     
  4. maddogxx5 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    This tweak seems to have disabled two finger back gesture for me. Anyone else?
     
  5. PCWebbJR macrumors member

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    #5
    Can you post a video? I have a rMPB on order and I'd love to see this in action.
     
  6. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    It seems to be an on and off thing, it'll work for me sometimes, then a second later it won't work. It's worth it, in my opinion, though.
     
  7. shthap3ns macrumors newbie

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    Oh man, thank you so much for this. I was avoiding Chrome since it was pretty choppy even with ML DP4. Super smooth now. I noticed the the per-tile setting improves the scrolling on pages with a lot of images.

    Does anyone know if these settings eat up more battery life?
     

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