What does this mean? "A canvas allocation device limit has been reached..."

I’ve been getting the following message quite often:

A canvas allocation device limit has been reached, we are changing the stone theme to be plain stones and reloading the page now to help prevent visual glitches.

I’m using Firefox and Chrome.


Thanks for the question. I think that means there are too many go boards (or to many elements like stones) on the screen for your device or browser limits. Could you share:

  1. What page you see this on (Home page, watch page, game page)
  2. What versions of your browser and OS you are using
  3. What type of device you are using
  4. How long this issue has been occuring

I think there are some devices (such as iphone) that allow browsers to use much fewer canvas resources.