How to switch the Interface renderer within BlueStacks 5

How will this help?

The Interface renderer on BlueStacks 5 helps define the user interface and design of the application. You can try switching the Interface renderer if you're facing any of the following issues:

  • Distorted graphics
  • Black screen/flickering issues in full-screen mode
  • On-screen controls not being visible
  • FPS drop while playing different games in full-screen mode

The steps given below in this article will show you how to switch the Interface renderer in BlueStacks 5.

How can I switch the Interface renderer?

1. Launch BlueStacks 5 and open the Settings menu by clicking on the gear icon, as shown below.


2. The Settings menu will open up. Here, open the "Graphics" tab.


3. You will now find the Interface renderer setting. Open the drop-down menu to choose from the following options:

  • Auto - The option automatically selects the best interface renderer for your PC from the ones given below.
  • Software 
  • OpenGL
  • DirectX 


4. Once your preferred Interface renderer is selected, click on "Save changes".


5. BlueStacks will have to restart once, before using your chosen Interface renderer. Click on "Restart now" to proceed.


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