So I initially created this thread to look for a program to show when the video card was active but I've found one myself. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33905/gfxcardstatus Now my problem is it seems like whenever Firefox is open, the video card kicks on. Even if it's just a blank screen with no webpage open. That probably explains why I only got 4 hours of battery life last night while browsing. As soon as Firefox is completely closed, the dedicated symbol changes to integrated. Chrome seems to have this issue as well while Safari does not.