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Enable WebGL on Chrome on a Macbook Pro 2011

This took me a while to figure out. I was trying to play with Mapbox-GL maps shown at Play map locations as a slideshow | Mapbox.

I was getting an error that WebGL is not supported. However, I am using the latest Chrome browser and as per Can I use WebGL should be suppored.

After digging around, the following solution worked for me:

  • Type chrome://flags/ in the URL bar to various experimental features
  • Then enable the following options (use the search feature to identify):
    • Override software rendering list
    • WebGL Draft Extensions
    • WebGL 2.0

Restart the browser after enabling and you can see the super cool Mapbox GL map at play! Nice stuff!