Visual Studio slow? Try disabling hardware acceleration.

Ever since I got a new computer I’ve been frustrated by how slow Visual Studio 2013 has been. Granted, the computer is a little weak performance-wise, it’s of the Ultrabook type, but it’s been slow even at basic tasks such as moving the cursor around. Really strange.

But after a tip from an article at Code Project I decided to disable hardware acceleration:

Disable hardware acceleration in Visual Studio 2013

Disable hardware acceleration in Visual Studio 2013

And what do you know, it worked! Moving around with the cursor keys in source code is now much more responsive and no longer a source of frustration. Oh joy!

/Emil

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