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Integrated Graphics #1645

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Ado77 opened this issue Oct 13, 2013 · 5 comments
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Integrated Graphics #1645

Ado77 opened this issue Oct 13, 2013 · 5 comments

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@Ado77
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@Ado77 Ado77 commented Oct 13, 2013

Hi,

It seems that quicksilver does not support switching to integrated graphics cards. This would mean that the discrete card is always running when quicksilver is running... This could possibly help with battery life on laptops

There is an article on this here: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/qa/qa1734/_index.html

It seems like a really quick fix.

QA: 1.1.0
OSX: 10.8.5

@pjrobertson
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@pjrobertson pjrobertson commented Oct 14, 2013

If you make the change yourself, does it work? You can find the Info.plist inside the Quicksilver.app bundle

Looks do-able, especially as we've now dropped 10.6 support

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@Sesquipedalian Sesquipedalian commented Oct 15, 2013

Unfortunately, that nice little Info.plist key will only fix it on dual-GPU MacBook Pros made after early 2011. It doesn't work for, e.g., my Mid-2010 15" dual-GPU MBP. Since Apple's easy solution is also very half-assed, perhaps you wonderful folks would be willing to do something more substantial to rip out the OpenGL calls in QS that are causing this? As mentioned in #1649, this happens for me not only when the About window shows, but also whenever Quicksilver's results list shows!

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@skurfer skurfer commented Oct 15, 2013

Which interface are you using?

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@pjrobertson pjrobertson commented Oct 15, 2013

My guess is that it's because of icon loading - that's the only graphics intensive thing that goes on with the results list. Try typing this in terminal and seeing if it makes a difference:

defaults write com.blacktree.quicksilver QSLoadImagePreviews False

Personally, this is a minor issue for me (I'm lucky and have a cheap and nasty base MBP :D) so I think what we've done is acceptable for now. Rob may feel otherwise once he switches to 10.9 though.

On 15 Oct 2013, at 22:45, Sesquipedalian notifications@github.com wrote:

Unfortunately, that nice little Info.plist key will only fix it on dual-GPU MacBook Pros made after early 2011. It doesn't work for, e.g., my Mid-2010 15" dual-GPU MBP. Since Apple's easy solution is also very half-assed, perhaps you wonderful folks would be willing to do something more substantial to rip out the OpenGL calls in QS that are causing this? As mentioned in #1649, this happens for me not only when the About window shows, but also whenever Quicksilver's results list shows!


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@Sesquipedalian Sesquipedalian commented Oct 15, 2013

Rob: I've tried it with Nostromo, Bezel, White Bezel, Mini-Bezel, Window, Primer, Flashlight, and Cube. Same behaviour in each case.

Patrick: There was no change in behaviour after running that command, I'm afraid.

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