7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2014 1:56 PM by Azadeh
kosmo.zb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1? I keep seeing lots of cool demos and can't wait to try it out!

  • 1. Re: How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1?
    kosmo.zb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In Safari, open the Safari menu and select Preferences.

     

    Then, click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window.

     

    Then, at the bottom of the window, check the Show Develop menu in menu bar checkbox.

     

    Then, open the Develop menu in the menu bar and select Enable WebGL.

     

    Have fun!

  • 2. Re: How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1?
    eduardszekesi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have made the same steps, but there is no option "Enable Web GL" in my Develop menu. I use Safari 5.1.7 under Windows 7.

  • 3. Re: How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1?
    kosmo.zb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not believe that WebGL is supported in Safari under Windows. For WebGL under Windows, you can use either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera Next.

  • 4. Re: How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1?
    G Robert Lewis Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Interesting: the new Google Maps just told me that it was working in "Lite" mode because my system doesn't support WebGL. But I have Safari 6.0.5, and the Develop menu is enabled, and Enable WebGL is checked.

     

    What am I doing wrong?

     

    I guess it's possible my graphics hardware isn't supported: 2009 Mac mini with NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256MB.

  • 5. Re: How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1?
    Poltergeister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This seems to have been disabled in later versions of Safari and is not offered currently on Apple site as extension either. Chrome works fine. Note date and sys version of original question. we are now at OSX 9, Safari 7

  • 6. Re: How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1?
    andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,310 points)

    >>... open the Develop menu in the menu bar and select Enable WebGL.

     

    >> ...This seems to have been disabled in later versions of Safari...we are now at OSX 9, Safari 7

     

     

     

    Safari 7 on 10.9  : What's been disabled ?

     

    Screen Shot 2013-11-24 at 00.28.18.png

  • 7. Re: How do I enable WebGL in Safari 5.1?
    Azadeh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did according to instructions and enabled WebGL on Safari, Chrome and Firefox but still all of them say WebGL is not supported. I updated all of them to the latest version as well.

     

    I have Mac OS 10.6.8 on White 13" MacBook from 2007.

     

    I even unchecked

     

    When I look at Chrome://gpu I see this:

    • WebGL: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration disabled.