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Solve WebGL Hit A Snag Error

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This article is simply about to solve WebGL hit a snag error. It is an error which is generated over the google chrome browser’s status bar. A message is generated if the error occurs on google status bar i.e “Rats! WebGL Hit A Snag”? We become irritated after watching such an error on our chrome browser’s status bar. Have you ever thought that why we generally get this error? Sometimes this error becomes quite frustrating and difficult to handle for the users. This error may be arisen due to the heavy scripting websites based on javascript,2D and 3D videos, browsing 360 videos on youtube, playing online games and looking for google maps.

So in this article, I will suggest you the way how you can fix WebGL hit a snag error. This error is caused by WebGL. Before fixing this error you should know about what actually is WebGL.

What is WebGL?


what is webgl

WebGL is a short form of the web graphics library. WebGL is a javascript application programming interface(API) which is used for rendering 2d and 3d graphics on your compatible web browser without the use of any plugins or add-ons. A computer system consists of a GPU(Graphics processing unit ) that helps javascript which has all WebGL programming codes and performs all the graphics related functionality. WebGL is based on OpenGL that provides API for rendering 2D and 3D graphics. The different web-based standards are integrated with WebGL.The designing and maintenance part of WebGL is handled by the non-profit Khronos group.

Where WebGL is used?

WebGL is the best way for rendering 2D and 3D graphics. It is very easy to use and understand and widely used in gaming, web designing, and other scientific tools.

Once the scripting of WebGL is done it can be used everywhere. You can also use it in different mobile phones Android, Nokia,ios etc.

It is a google chrome error. The error generally occurs when we perform online high-quality 2D or 3D games, browsing 360 videos on youtube, using Google maps and other graphics related to heavy tasks. It occurs whenever a CPU or GPU limit exceeded to a maximum.

Method to solve WebGL hit a snag error

There are three methods for solving  WebGL hit a snag error which is listed below:

1. To disable the Hardware Acceleration Of Graphics In Google Chrome

2. To disable the WebGL option through chrome’s flag.

3. Find out the problem in Chrome’s flag.

Method 1: To disable the Hardware Acceleration Of Graphics In Google Chrome


How to solve a webgl error

We can solve this problem by disabling the hardware acceleration graphics in google chrome.

  • You just need to navigate in the setting of google chrome and after that, you will click on show advanced settings.
  • In the next “Use hardware Acceleration available” option you will choose.
  • After that, you will uncheck and restart your google chrome.

Method 2: To disable the WebGL option through chrome’s flag

Chrome flags

  • Firstly you have to open google chrome browser://flag.
  • Next, you have to look for the option i.e “Disable WebGL”.
  • Now you have to check that option and restart your google chrome.

Method 3:

Chrome GPU

Find out the problem in Chrome’s GPU

  • Firstly you have to launch google chrome.
  • navigate towards the chrome://GPU
  • Next, you can find a particular problem under different problem detected heading.
  • With the help of this option, you can exact find out the problem.

Ending of words:

I hope this article will help you a lot to fix a WebGL hit a snag error. Here, you will definitely get different ways to solve this error. If you have any query regarding this article please just do comment below.





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