I've been trying to tune my Solus install for battery life and have been following tips given here like using powertop and systemd set to autotune at startup, etc. I've noticed in powertop that Firefox, naturally, uses a good bit of power. I checked and the hardware acceleration is apparently off by default for linux. I've read up on the state of it (and in chrome) and while chrome is apparently slightly better with acceleration I'll take my chances with FF.
My question is this: does anyone use the layers.acceleration.force-enabled flag to force hardware acceleration?
I've already done so and noticed a drop in power use but I assume there is a good reason it isn't enabled by default (stability?). Also apparently addons can cause FF to disable multiprocess. I've already turned mine back on with browser.tabs.remote.force-enable and noticed a bit of extra responsiveness but if there's a reason to revert I'd appreciate your thoughts.
Good ideas? Bad?
TIA for the input!